New Delhi: The Delhi government Monday launched its annual road safety action plan rolling out a ‘zero fatality corridor’ project for reducing the number of fatal incidents on the outer ring road stretch between Burari and Bhalaswa Chowk.
Delhi witnessed 1,691 road crash fatalities last year and the government is adopting a new approach to tackle this, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.
“The zero fatality corridor pilot project is aimed at reducing deaths to near zero levels on this particular stretch. After evaluating the impact of the initiative, we will replicate the model in other parts of the city,” Gahlot said.
The three-km stretch between Burari Chowk and Bhalaswa Chowk, having four black spots, witnessed 67 deaths due to road accidents in 2016 and 2017, said the SaveLIFE Foundation, that will undertake a scientific investigation of high number of road crashes on the stretch.