New Delhi: Latest government data has revealed that more than 400 people were killed every day in 2015 due to road accidents.
As per a report in NDTV, the data proves India has the world's most deadly roads.
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways informed the Rajya Sabha earlier this week that 1,46,133 people were killed in road accidents in the country last year, compared to 1,39,671 deaths in 2014 - a 4.6% jump year-on-year.
That's not all. Over the last ten years, India has lost 13 lakh people to road accidents alone.
As per a recent report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways "wanted to change the entire architecture over road transport and road safety in the whole country, basically, setting up a set of authorities at the Central level and the State level to control all aspects of transport and public transport including driving licences."
However, it has not been able to achieve the same because "the main hitch is on sharing of revenues between the Centre and the state" in implementing the changes.
Meanwhile, to ensure safer roads the government has been taking several measures like "an increase in the penalty for drunken driving or increasing the penalty for unauthorized driving, minor driving."