These are the places where accidents happen frequently. If five road accidents happen at any one spot in three years or 10 deaths in 3 years at any spot then it is considered a Black Spot.
The Government of India is working tirelessly to curb the deaths due to road accidents. In this sequence, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that a target has been set to reduce the deaths in road accidents. The goal is to halve the number of deaths by 2024. Let us know what is Gadkari’s plan and how much money is being spent in it.
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways said in a program that every year around 5 lakh road accidents kill 1.5 lakh people and in this more than 3 lakh people get injured. However, the government aims to reduce accidents and deaths by 50 percent by the end of 2024.
25 thousand crores being spent to fix the black spot
The minister said that to achieve this target, the central government has so far spent Rs 25,000 crore to remove black spots (where many accidents have taken place) on highways. The government, with the help of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is also working on other projects worth Rs 15,000 crore.
what is a black spot?
The place where many road accidents take place is declared as a black spot. The team of experts will see the roads of these places. These are the places where accidents happen frequently. If five road accidents happen at any one spot in three years or 10 deaths in 3 years at any spot then it is considered as Black Spot.