BanglaHunt Desk: Tilottama Kolkata's new honor. Roads of Kolkata is one of the safest roads in the country. In other words, the roads in Kolkata are the safest of all the major cities in the country, according to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau. Kolkata residents were overwhelmed to see this report last Tuesday.
The survey says
The survey was conducted by the National Crime Records Bureau in a total of 53 cities in India. While Kolkata is a place of concern when it comes to driving under the influence of alcohol, the number of deaths in accidents is the lowest. According to the report, Kolkata has the lowest number of deaths in accidents among 53 countries in the country in 2019. About 0.5 per cent of road accidents in other countries occur in Kolkata.
The number of road accidents has decreased
According to the report, despite Kolkata being the third most populous country in the world, road accidents are the leading cause of death for 2.3 out of every 100,000 people. It is estimated that the number of people killed in road accidents in Kolkata in 2016 was 634. Ananda Sangbad is that in 2019, this number has decreased by about 56 percent to 26. However, the number of drunk driving accidents is 81.
The amount of other cities
On the other hand, out of 1 lakh people in Delhi, the death toll in road accidents stands at 26.7 and the number in Mumbai is even higher at 50.2. The roads to Kolkata from these cities are quite safe.
Save Live Safe Drive campaign is working
A senior official in Lalbazar said, “The Save Live Safe Drive campaign launched three years ago has had a significant impact on the people of Kolkata. Flyovers also have automatic signaling and speed song systems for passenger convenience. Besides, any reckless driving is being reported.
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