NHAI Asks State Govt to Removing Liquor Shops from National Highways

New Delhi

Chairman, NHAI has also requested all Chief Secretaries to remove liquor shops on the National  Highways and not to allow new liquor vendor in future. This was informed Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Liquior-shopThe data of last three years shows that the number of road accidents, persons killed and injured due to intake of alcohol on all roads in the country are increasing day by day.

In the wake of increasing number of road accidents due to drunken driving, Chief Secretaries , Principal Secretaries, Secretaries (Transport) of all States,  and UTs have been requested to ensure that no license is issued to liquor vendors along National Highways.  State Governments have also been requested to review cases wherever license had already been given for liquor vendors along National Highways for taking corrective action.

Datas of Last Three Years

 Year —>

2013 2014 2015
Nos of road accident on NH 1,36,786 1,37,903 1,42,268
Nos  of persons killed on NH 45,612 47,649 51,204
Nos  of persons injured on NH 1,43,107 1,47,696 1,45,341
Nos of road accident due to intake of Alcohol in respect of all roads 20,290 18,916 16,298
Nos of persons killed due to intake of Alcohol in respect of  all roads 6,463 6,968 6,755
Nos  of persons injured due to intake of Alcohol in respect of all roads 20,081 19,432 18,813

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