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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
15-December-2011 16:20 IST
Accidents Involving Non-Motorised modes of Transport

           

The total number of road accidents, persons killed and injured during the years 2008 and 2009 (the latest available data) due to non-motorized vehicles comprising cycles, cycle rickshaws, hand drawn vehicles and animal drawn vehicles is given below:

 

2008

2009

Number of road accidents

Number of persons killed

Number of persons injured

Number of road accidents

Number of persons killed

Number of persons injured

8,928

2,620

8,330

8,568

2,878

8,521

 

Subject to availability of funds and land, service roads are provided along National Highways to segregate local traffic, including non-motorized vehicles, from National Highway traffic, wherever required.

           

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Dr. Tushar A. Chaudhary,   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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