Road Accidents: Bad Project Report Responsible For Road Accidents, Nitin Gadkari Revealed

Rachna Kumari
Union minister Nitin Gadkari
Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday blamed faulty project reports for some road accidents and stressed that companies need to have the right training to prepare detailed project reports for construction of highways and other roads.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday blamed faulty project reports for some road accidents and stressed that companies need to have the right training to prepare detailed project reports for construction of highways and other roads.

The Minister of Road Transport and Highways said that the government is promoting the use of new technology.

"Some of the DPRs (Detailed Project Reports) prepared by companies are extremely bad and are responsible for road accidents," Gadkari, who is known for his outspoken views, said at an event in New Delhi. 

He stressed on the need to organize training programs for the companies preparing the DPRs.

He said, "Start from there. If they don't improve, you will be completely annihilated."

In a light-hearted manner, the minister said that even a new Mercedes car can cause problems in the hands of an unskilled driver.

Gadkari stressed on identifying the reasons for delay in road projects as rising cost of construction due to delay is also a significant concern. 

Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a road accident on Sunday when his car rammed into a divider in Maharashtra's Palghar district.

According to National Crime Records Bureau data, more than 1.55 lakh people lost their lives in road accidents across India in 2021 - an average of 426 daily or 18 every single hour - the highest recorded in any calendar year so far. The death toll is .

The report of the NCRB, which works under the Ministry of Home Affairs, showed that the number of deaths due to accidents reached its highest level last year, while the number of road accidents and injured people decreased compared to the previous years.