Total Number of Accidents on National Highways Expressways

Total Number of Accidents on National Highways Expressways

(a) & (b) The Ministry analyses the road traffic injuries based on the data received from the
Police Department of all State/UTs on all roads including national highways/expressways. The number of persons killed in road accidents in India during the last three calendar years i.e. 2015 to 2017 is shown in the table given below:-
Years
Number of persons killed in road accidents
2015
146133
2016
150785
2017
147913
Accidents+on+National+Highways
State-wise break up is given at Annexure.

(c) to (e)   Compensation for death in road accidents to the victims/legal heir of the victim is provided under various provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988.The  various provisions are:-

  • (i) As per section 161 of the Motor vehicle Act, 1988, in cases where the identity of the vehicle causing accidents is not established and it is impossible to determine the owner of the vehicle causing accident/insurer are known as “hit and run cases”. In such cases, compensation is paid to the accident victim from Solatium Fund,   maintained   by  the   General   Insurance   Corporation(GIC),   through   a surcharge on the Insurance Policies and such compensations are paid on the orders of District Magistrates after due Inquiry.
  • (ii) Compensation to road accidents victims on ‘no fault principle’ (i.e where the victims or their heirs/successors do not have to prove the negligence of the motor vehicle to claim such compensation) is given under Section 163A of the MV Act, as per the structured compensation formula listed under Schedule II of the Motor Vehicle Act. The Ministry has notified Second Schedule vide SO 2022 (E) on 22nd May, 2018. The Schedule tabulates the age and annual income of the victim and then prescribes a multiplier for arriving at the amount of compensation.    
  • (iii) Section 165 of the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, also allows application for compensation to Motor Accident Claim Tribunal (MACT) or Civil Courts, as the case may be, on the principle of fault/negligence of the vehicle. In such cases, MACT or the Courts are authorized to award the compensation without limit.
Annexure

ANNEX REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (b) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2245 ANSWERED ON 4TH JULY, 2019 ASKED BY SHRI BALLI DURGA PRASAD RAO REGARDING ACCIDENTS ON NHs/ EXPRESSWAYS

Total  Number of  Persons killed in Road Accidents in India: 2015 to 2017
S.No
State/UTs
2015
2016
2017
1
2
3
4
5
1
Andhra Pradesh
8297
8541
8060
2
Arunachal Pradesh
127
149
110
3
Assam
2397
2572
2783
4
Bihar
5421
4901
5554
5
Chhattisgarh
4082
3908
4136
6
Goa
311
336
328
7
Gujarat
8119
8136
7289
8
Haryana
4879
5024
5120
9
Himachal Pradesh
1096
1271
1203
10
Jammu & Kashmir
917
958
926
11
Jharkhand
2893
3027
3256
12
Karnataka 10856 11133 10609
13
Kerala
4196
4287
4131
14
Madhya Pradesh
9314
9646
10177
15
Maharashtra 13212 12935 12264
16
Manipur
139
81
136
17
Meghalaya
183
150
182
18
Mizoram
72
70
60
19
Nagaland
30
46
41
20
Odisha
4303
4463
4790
21
Punjab
4893
5077
4463
22
Rajasthan 10510 10465 10444
23
Sikkim
70
85
78
24
Tamil Nadu 15642 17218 16157
25
Telangana
7110
7219
6596
26
Tripura
158
173
161
27
Uttarakhand
913
962
942
28
Uttar Pradesh 17666 19320 20124
29
West Bengal
6234
6544
5769
30
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
23
17
21
31
Chandigarh
129
151
107
32
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
42
46
43
33
Daman & Diu
42
38
36
34
Delhi
1622
1591
1584
35
Lakshadweep
0
1
0
36
Puducherry
235
244
233
Total
146133 150785 147913
The above statement was submitted by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2245
ANSWERED ON 4TH July, 2019

ACCIDENTS ON NHs/ EXPRESSWAYS

2245.  SHRI BALLI DURGA PRASAD RAO

Will the Minister  of ROAD TRANSPORT  AND HIGHWAYS सड़क परिवहन और राजमार्ग मंत्री
be pleased to state:

  • (a) whether the Government has taken note of the increasing number of accidents on various national highways/expressways in the  country;
  • (b) the number of persons killed in road accidents during the last three years, State/UT- wise;
  • (c) if so, whether any financial assistance scheme is available for the persons killed in road accidents so as to give support to his/her family members and if so, the details thereof;
  • (d) if not, whether the Government is bringing any legislation for rendering financial assistance to the victims of road accidents; and
  • (e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS 
(SHRI NITIN JAIRAM GADKARI)

As above
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