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Road Deaths in India, 2000-2002

 

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As reported by the State Governments, the details of number of people killed in road accidents for the year 2000, 2001 and 2002, state-wise, are annexed:

 

Name of the State/UT

2000

2001

2002

Andhra Pradesh

7615

8428

7517

Arunachal Pradesh

89

71

102

Assam

1032

1021

1023

Bihar

1452

1043

N.A.

Chhattisgarh

1102

1095

1620

Goa

231

234

260

Gujarat

5590

4502

5094

Haryana

2941

2911

2987

Himachal Pradesh

755

756

802

Jammu & Kashmir

729

770

872

Jharkhand

1244

1686

1746

Karnataka

5655

5805

N.A.

Kerala

2710

2674

2792

Madhya Pradesh

3810

3865

4141

Maharashtra

9840

9769

9523

Manipur

131

89

120

Meghalaya

145

174

104

Mizoram

62

65

50

Nagaland

57

53

44

Orissa

1949

1933

2220

Punjab

2406

2690

2638

Rajasthan

5388

5187

5535

Sikkim

40

50

55

Tamil Nadu

9300

9571

9939

Tripura

125

175

157

Uttaranchal

556

704

705

Uttar Pradesh

8187

9654

9726

West Bengal

3428

3712

4510

A&N Islands

24

17

21

Chandigarh

126

118

110

D & N Haveli

32

40

32

Daman & Diu

20

13

18

Delhi

1989

1842

1696

Lakshdweep

Nil

1

Nil

Pondicherry

151

170

192

Total

78911

80888

(a) 76351

 

Analysis carried on the basis of all India road accidents data shows that driversí fault accounts for 83.5 per cent accidents. Other contributory causes of road accidents are: mechanical defects in the vehicles (3.0 per cent), fault of pedestrians (2.3 per cent), fault of passengers (2.4 per cent), bad road (1.1 per cent), bad weather (0.9 per cent) and other causes (6.8 per cent) like cattle, fallen trees, road blockage, sudden failure of vehicles ahead, absence of rear reflectors, non-functioning of signals and absence of road signages etc.

 

This information was given in the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri K.H. Munniyappa.

 

NOTE:

(a) Incomplete data  [DSA comment:  Judging by the two data that are not yet available, the total figure is probably in the order of around six to seven thousand short of being accurate.]

 

Posted on 15 July, 2004.

 

Source:  Press Information Bureau, Government of India