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Delhi accounted for 1/3rd of road accident victims in 2013

The National Capital accounted for over 33 percent of 2,155 people who were killed in road accidents across 50 cities in the country in 2013, Parliament was informed on Thursday.



New Delhi: The National Capital accounted for over 33 percent of 2,155 people who were killed in road accidents across 50 cities in the country in 2013, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

According to official data, the number of people killed in road accidents in Delhi were 721, the highest amongst 50 cities that included Ahmedabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai and Surat.

The number of casualties in road accidents in 2013 at 2,155 across 50 cities is fewer than 2,563 in 2012.

In 2012, 704 people died in road accidents in Delhi.

Dhanbad, Indore, Gwalior and Raipur reported no casualty in road accidents in 2013.

"The government has drafted a new Motor Vehicle Act namely 'The Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015' which proposed special provision in hit and run motor vehicle crash. The proposed Bill also provides for constitution of a Motor Vehicle Crash Fund," Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

Any grant or loan made to the fund by the Central Government or any other source of income as may be prescribed by the government will be credited to the fund, the minister said.  

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