What happened in Parliament that Nitin Gadkari had to say sorry, know

Nitin Gadkari in Parliament on road accidents: The winter session of Parliament is currently going on. There was an uproar between the parties and the opposition during the discussion on various issues. Meanwhile, on Thursday (December 7), a question came up in the House, in response to which Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari had to say, “Sorry, this is a failure of our department.”

Actually, he said this in response to a question regarding the frequent accidents happening on the expressway. He also said that people will have to follow safety related traffic laws while walking on the road, only then such incidents will reduce.

“It is unfortunate that we are not able to stop road accidents.”
Responding to a question by YSR Congress Party’s Kotagiri Sridhar in the Lok Sabha, the minister said, “Unfortunately, road accidents are not decreasing in the country.” Expressing serious concern over road accidents and deaths in the country, Gadkari said that it is unfortunate that despite continuous efforts, his department has not been able to stop fatal road accidents.

“People are demanding relaxation in speed limit”
He said that on one hand some people demand to increase the speed limit on the expressway and request relaxation in the law in this regard, while some people propose to reduce the speed limit. He said, “The speed of vehicles on the expressway is at least more than 100 kilometers per hour. Some drive at speeds ranging from 140 to 160 kilometers per hour. The minister said that apart from these, problems are also arising due to the addition of service lanes. .

,Road accidents are continuously increasing”
Presenting the figures regarding the increase in road accidents every year, Nitin Gadkari said, “In 2021, there were 4 lakh 12 thousand 432 road accidents in the country, while in the next year, 4 lakh 61 thousand 312 such cases were reported. There is an increase of 12 percent in this.” developed.

Gadkari said that similarly, cases of deaths in road accidents increased from 1 lakh 53 thousand 972 in 2021 to 1 lakh 68 thousand 491 in 2022, which is an increase of about 10 percent.

Most of the youth are dying in accidents
He said, “It is unfortunate that the country’s GDP is suffering a loss of 3.14 percent due to road accidents. The most unfortunate thing is that 67 percent of these cases of death are of youth between 18 to 45 years.

Gadkari said, “I am very sad that my department is not getting success in the matter. I have been trying for nine years, but we are not able to stop the number of road accidents and deaths.

People will have to change their behavior to reduce road accidents.
Nitin Gadkari termed compliance with traffic laws as mandatory for the ever-increasing road accidents. He said that this is most likely a problem of human behavior and people have to follow the laws in this regard. Small things have to be taken care of. Such accidents can be reduced by taking care of small things like limiting the speed of vehicles, not talking on the phone while driving.

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