828 killed on Mumbai-Goa highway in last three years: Minister
Mumbai: As many as 828 people have died in accidents on the Mumbai-Goa highway in the last three years, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly was informed on Monday.
Home Minister R R Patil, in a written reply to a question on the issue, said between 2010 and 2012, 828 people died and 2,411 were seriously injured on this highway.
Irresponsible driving was one of the main reasons for the accidents, he added.
At present, seven highway police help centres are responsible for traffic regulation on the highway. Work on its four laning is in progress.
After the work is completed, the requirement of setting up of police highway centres and traffic chowkies will be examined, he said.
- J&K: Teams named after militants in cricket tournament
- Laser walls activated along Indo-Pak border to keep vigil against terrorists
- Haji Ali Dargah row: Trupti Desai wants support of Aamir, Salman, SRK
- ISRO successfully launches IRNSS-1G into the orbit
- IRNSS-1G launch: It's a great gift to people of India from scientists, says PM Modi
- Eat these superfoods for healthy stomach!
- Delhi Police recovers precious dagger stolen from Nehru Museum, arrests 2
- When Subramanian Swamy provoked Congress leaders with 'Italian Constitution' jibe
- Meldonium count in Maria Sharapova's blood sample exceeds permissible levels: Russian Sports Minister
- Honda Cars expects sales to grow in double digits in 2016-17