New Delhi: Accidents and deaths due to road
mishaps in the capital have come down in the first quarter of
2012, a trend visible for the third consecutive year, Delhi
Traffic Police said on Sunday.
Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic),
said the number of accidents have come down from 430 last year
to 347 this year from January one to March 15.
"Deaths on roads (have) down to 359 in 2012 compared to
442 last year up to 15th March. When you notice that decline
in accidents and deaths is for third continuous year, one
feels one can make a difference, however small. We will continue our
efforts to make city a bit more safe," he wrote on social
networking site Facebook.
He said the decline was not confined to one particular
area or one time zone and that it was across the board.
Despite some tragic accidents which grabbed headlines,
mishaps are down in all time zones -- morning hours, morning
peak hours, lean hours, evening peak hours, late evening and
"While southern range has done extremely well, there is
good reduction in eastern, central and northern range. Western
range has to work a bit more to have all round decline. We
will concentrate a bit of more efforts in this area," he said.
Garg also complemented DTC for reduction in the number of
mishaps. Accidents this year have come down drastically from
21 to 9, he said.