Road accidents linked to fog claimed 13,372 lives in 2021 | India News

NEW DELHI: Road accidents caused by foggy and foggy weather conditions claimed the lives of 13,372 people in 2021 and injured another 25,360 — more than half seriously. Between states and UT, Uttar Pradesh recorded a maximum of 3,782 deaths, followed by Bihar (1,800) and Madhya Pradesh (1,233) on this account. Goa, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep have not reported any road deaths for this reason.
According to the latest report titled “Road Accidents in India” released by the Ministry of Road Transport, out of more than a million cities, all the top six reported such high number of deaths. are all from UP. While Kanpur reported a maximum of 173 deaths, Agra recorded 108 deaths and other cities with a high number of deaths were pray (97), Ghaziabad (91) Lucknow (67) and Varanasi (56). Patna also recorded 56 such deaths.
Delhi has recorded eight such deaths.
“As these deaths are mainly reported during the winter months and therefore the severity of death is usually high during these months. Therefore, it is necessary to raise the awareness of commuters to take maximum precautions. As we continue to expand the road network and build more green highways by the Center or the state government, it will be necessary to find some solution on how to warn or warn drivers on these roads. the road often has such dense fog,” one ministry said. official.


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