'City Roads Second Deadliest'

Published: 25th June 2014 07:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2014 07:10 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Chennai’s roads are the second deadliest in the country, says a report published by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Delhi-based research organisation.

According to the statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Chennai had the highest number of traffic accident cases in the country. The city saw 9,663 cases which resulted in 1401 deaths in 2012. Delhi recorded the maximum fatalities (2,514) with the second highest number of accident cases (7,119) during the same period.

The NCRB report’s findings show that Tamil Nadu had the dubious distinction of recording the highest number of deaths. The State recorded a total of 16,175 deaths in 67,757 accidents in 2012.

“The number of persons who died of  ‘truck or lorry’ accidents was highest in Uttar Pradesh (13.4 per cent) followed by Andhra Pradesh (12..9 per cent) and Tamil Nadu (11.3 per cent). In TN, 16.8 per cent of the victims died in mishaps involving buses. It is followed by UP (13.6%) and AP (10.5%). When it comes to car accidents, 17.9 of the victims were from TN alone,” the report noted.

The CSE report showed Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore topped the list of accidents or deaths in road accidents. The statistics point out that there were 16 deaths and 58 road injuries per hour in India.


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