Less mishaps despite rise in vehicles

January 6th, 2007

New Delhi: The roads of Delhi have become less deadly over the past year. Statistics released by Delhi Police reveal a dip in the number of road fatalities and accidents in 2006 as compared to the previous year though the number of vehicles has gone up by over three lakh in the past year.

While the total number of accidents has come down from 9,009 in 2005 to 8,838 in 2006, the number of fatal accidents has risen. The number of persons killed has dropped marginally from 1,953 in 2005 to 1,910 in 2006. The number of persons injured has also decreased from 7,991 in 2005 to 7,970 in 2006. An analysis has revealed that more than half of the accidents occur during the day. The number of accidents caused by Blueline buses have also shown a decline from 142 in 2005 to just 100 in 2006. Even RTV buses seem to have become tamer as they caused 36.6% less accidents.

The dip can perhaps be attributed to several technological advancements in traffic management. Traffic monitoring systems were introduced in nine areas. Simputers or palmtop computers were also introduced through which challans are being issued. The past year also saw an increase in people availing the pre-paid service for taxis and TSRs by four lakh.

Source: TOI(Delhi-epaper)

Entry Filed under: Delhi Traffic News

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