NEW DELHI: Expressing serious concern over the high rate of casualties in road accidents, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that his government will soon introduce a Road Transport and Safety Bill and launch cashless treatment for victims of mishaps.
In his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, he mentioned the case of a scooter rider lying bleeding on a road in Delhi with nobody helping him.
A project under which cashless treatment will be given to accident victims, wherein the victim does not have to worry for the first 50 hours as to who pays the money for treatment, will be launched soon, he said.
The project will be launched in Gurgaon, Jaipur and Vadodara and then to Mumbai, Ranchi, Rungaon and Maurya national highways. In his 15-minute address, Modi avoided any mention of politics or the deadlock in Parliament.