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Accidents by Underage and Unlicensed Drivers



Accidents by Underage and Unlicensed Drivers 

Details of State/UT-wise data for accidents caused by underage and unlicensed drivers in the country during the calendar years  2012 to 2014 is as below:


S. No.
States/UTs
Accidents caused by drivers without license
Accidents caused by drivers in the age-group 0-17 years



2012
2013
2014
2012
2013
2014

1
Andhra Pradesh
2750
6113
2246
1342
1823
1164

2
Arunachal Pradesh
74
51
55
23
0
17

3
Assam
0
3
11
0
0
0

4
Bihar
1843
1711
1454
1085
1003
629

5
Chhattisgarh
701
1229
1335
1606
1282
795

6
Goa
58
72
81
79
61
17

7
Gujarat
658
1206
854
496
1308
678

8
Haryana
252
695
866
932
1096
1042

9
Himachal Pradesh
110
76
321
7
6
16

10
Jammu & Kashmir
295
551
570
227
175
157

11
Jharkhand
556
1168
457
508
375
565

12
Karnataka
2588
2855
3299
1348
1809
2465

13
Kerala
246
235
246
37
45
45

14
Madhya Pradesh
4783
4469
3373
2935
2801
2684

15
Maharashtra
890
3359
6105
301
1063
536

16
Manipur
140
58
105
86
61
90

17
Meghalaya
86
125
22
167
159
0

18
Mizoram
0
0
2
0
2
1

19
Nagaland
0
0
NR
0
2
50

20
Orissa
1065
851
959
527
471
494

21
Punjab
412
728
701
247
210
244

22
Rajasthan
659
613
686
339
409
711

23
Sikkim
0
0
0
7
5
0

24
Tamil Nadu
3468
3441
3854
2068
1582
0

25
Telangana
-
-
1288
-
-
1013

26
Tripura
23
11
9
14
15
22

27
Uttarakhand
14
0
0
39
79
371

28
Uttar Pradesh
3635
6893
7240
5381
5082
3694

29
West Bengal
139
558
2886
282
402
1614

30
A & N Islands
7
3
39
0
0
6

31
Chandigarh
8
33
NR
4
25
36

32
D & N Haveli
3
0
0
4
0
0

33
Daman & Diu
0
2
0
2
0
1

34
Delhi
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR
NR

35
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
0
0
0

36
Puducherry
0
67
250
17
145
30


Total
25463
37176
39314
20110
21496
19187
Source: Police Department of all States/UTs


  Section 180 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 provides for punishment of imprisonment or fine or both for the offence of  a owner or persons in-charge of vehicle permitting an unlicensed person or under-aged person to drive it.  Section 181 of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 provides for punishment of imprisonment or fine or both for the offence of driving by an  under-aged person.

          Enforcement of various provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, including driving by underage and unlicensed drivers comes within the purview of the state governments.  However, the Ministry has been carrying out awareness campaigns on this issue through print and electronic media.

            This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
***
Construction of Tunnel or Alternate Route on National Highway No. 73 
The work of construction of 2-lane road tunnel near Daat Kali Mandir at km 33/ km 34 on NH-72A (new NH 307) in the State of Uttarakhand was sanctioned by the M/o Road Transport & Highways for Rs. 7192.52 lakhs during Financial Year 2014-15. The State PWD of Uttarakhand has already invited the tender for award and construction of the tunnel.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
***
Use of Technology for Checking Traffic Offences 
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is working on a proposal to replace the “Motor Vehicles Act, 1988” with a new Act namely “The Road Transport and Safety Bill, 2015” which inter alia proposes to introduce electronic information system to identify repeat offenders. In the proposed Bill, the National Authority shall develop and implement an electronic system for road crash and traffic offences to enable the collection of data related to road crashes and traffic offences. It has also been proposed that the State Government shall ensure electronic monitoring and enforcement of road safety in any urban city within a State which has a population upto such limit as may be prescribed. The Bill is presently in consultation stage.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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NHAI Projects in Tamil Nadu 

The details of on-going projects of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in the State of Tamil Nadu are given below:

Sl
No.
NH No.
Name of project
Length (in km)
1
5
Six laning of Chennai - Tada section
43.40
2
7
Six laning of Hosur - Krishnagiri section
59.87
3
46
Six laning of Krishnagiri - Wallajapet section
148.30
4
4
Six laning of Poonamalle -Wallajapet section
93.00
5
67
4-laning of Trichy - Karur section
79.82
6
47
4 laning of Chengapalli - Walayar section
54.83
7
205
Four laning of Tirupati - Tiruthani - Chennai
124.70
8
45E & 220
Dindigul - Theni - Kumili section
133.72
9
66
Tindivanam - Krishnagiri section
182.18
10
210
Trichy - Karaikudi section
106.96
11
67
Nagapattinam - Thanjavur section
78.53
12
226
Thirumayam - Manamadurai section
77.72
13
226
Thanjavur - Pudukkottai  section
55.22
14
210
Karaikudi - Ramanathapuram section
80.00
15
49
Madurai - Ramanathapuram  section
115.77

  The delays are only in the projects implemented under BOT mode and as such cost-overruns not attributed to the NHAI.

    The steps taken by the Government to minimize the delays in completion of all its projects include setting up of Regional Offices by NHAI headed by Chief General Managers with adequate delegation of powers, setting up of special land acquisition units, setting up of High Powered Committees under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretaries of State Governments to resolve the bottlenecks relating to shifting of utilities, land acquisition issues, etc. Further, the delayed projects are closely monitored and periodically reviewed at the headquarter as well as in the field units for expeditious completion.

            This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Expansion of National Highways in Kerala 
Development of NH 17 and NH 47 to four lane standard  in the state of Kerala is taken up by National Highways Authority of India for which appointment of consultants for preparation of Detailed Project Reports are in progress.  Works amounting to Rs. 2078 cr. have also been included in Annual Plan 2015-16 and total 28 works amounting to Rs. 2328 cr. are in various stage of progress in the State of Kerala.

The details of the amount spent on development and maintenance of National Highways in Kerala during last five years are as under:
Rs. in Crore
Year
NH(O) (Plan)
Maintenance &Repair          (Non Plan)
BOT Projects including land acquisition
Port connectivity Projects including land acquisition
2010-2011
109.00
48.00
99.65
146.90
2011-2012
153.70
26.70
34.25
26.15
2012-2013
151.20
30.00
113.30
51.30
2013-2014
258.90
39.30
273.00
24.25
2014-2015
67.20
146.30
582.50
23.10

            This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways,       Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Monetisation Scheme for National Highway Projects 
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is considering monetisation of completed public funded national highway (NH) projects through Toll-Operate-Transfer (TOT) mode based on the expected collection of user fee receivables. NH Projects to be bid out under this mode will be finalised once the model is approved by the Government. However, no specific timeline could be ascertained at this stage.

Various steps have been taken by the Government/ NHAI to remove the hurdles affecting the construction of NH projects including streamlining of land acquisition and regulatory clearances, close coordination with other ministries, revamped Disputes Resolution Mechanism etc. NHAI has also decided not to award projects till all major pre-construction approvals are in-place for the project in order to avoid post bid delays and litigations.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
***
Status of Work on Vijaywada-Ranchi Corridor 
The total length of Vijaywada- Ranchi corridor passing through the State of Odisha is 1202 km, out of which 879 km of road length has been developed and work is in progress for the balance length of 323 km.

Completion of the balance length has been delayed due to non performance of contractors, resulting in termination of original contract agreements and re-awarding the balance work to new contractors. The balance length is scheduled for completion by March, 2018.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Four Lane National Highways 
22836 km of National Highways in the country are four laned. Besides this 8048 km of four laning of National Highways is under construction. For NH projects, expenditure on rehabilitation is included under capital cost.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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Bids for Shivpuri-Dewas Road Project in Madhya Pradesh 
Shivpuri-Dewas section of NH-3 was awarded to M/s GVK Transport Networks Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) (Toll) basis with Total Project Cost (TPC) of Rs. 2815 Crore. However, the project was terminated by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on 07.05.2014 due to non-achievement of financial closure by the Concessionaire. The project was restructured and divided into three packages, i.e. (i) Shivpuri-Guna; (ii) Guna-Biaora; and (iii) Biaora-Dewas. All the three projects in the state of Madhya Pradesh were to be developed under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-IV on BOT (Toll) mode. The bids were invited on 17.10.2014 and 27.10.2014 respectively. Shivpuri-Guna Section (Km 236.00 to Km 332.100) has been awarded to M/s IRCON International Pvt. Ltd. on 31.03.2015 with TPC of Rs. 830.36 Crore and the work is likely to be completed by June 2018. Guna-Biaora Section (Km 332.100 to Km 426.100) has been awarded to M/s Dilip Buildcon Ltd. on 29.06.2015 with TPC of Rs. 1012.90 Crore and the work is likely to be completed by September 2018. Biaora-Dewas Section (Km 426.100 to Km 566.450) has been awarded to M/s Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd. on 29.06.2015 with TPC of Rs. 1583.79 Crore and the work is likely to be completed by August 2018.

This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Pon Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 
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