MoRTH directs for removal of accident spots on National Highways
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has issued letters to Chief Secretaries of all the states and all engineers in chief and all project directors of ministry for removal of accident spots on National Highways as per public reports. Replying to questions in the Lok Sabha,
Road transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said there are many road accidents spots on National Highways observed by state police departments every year which are although not qualified to be declared as Road accident black spots as the number of casualties at these locations are very less.
He said, in order to prevent such accident spots from becoming vulnerable to black spots by causing more accidents, the ministry has decided to take proactive action by studying the reasons for accident for all such locations
Mr Gadkari also informed the House that in case there are non-engineering reasons for the accidents needing social attention, the analysis sent to concerned district magistrate and state head of traffic police for necessary action.