NHAI Asks State Govt to Removing Liquor Shops from National Highways
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.
The 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
|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|