1.5 lakh people die in 5 lakh road mishaps every year: DGP M Malakondaiah

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Guntur: DGP M Malakondaiah has said a whopping five lakh road accidents take place in the country in which 1.5 lakh people die every year and 5 lakh persons are getting injured. Speaking during 29th National Road Safety Week celebrations at Mangalagiri mandal in Guntur district on April 23, he called upon the Police Department, Transport, NHAI, Medical and Health Departments to make concerted efforts to make the road travel safe so that the number of deaths in the accidents come down to half.
The DGP said the government has accorded highest priority in reducing the number of accidents and checking deaths on the road. He said due to accidents, families are broken apart. The future of young people is dashed. Road accidents have become the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 29. Urban SP Ch Vijaya Rao, Rural SP Ch V Appala Naidu, Amaravati NHAI project director Dr. T Srinivas, Krishna District Lorry Owners Association general secretary Eswara Rao and others participated in the event.

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