As many as 80 people killed in accidents on Yamuna Expressway

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Agra: An RTI reply has revealed that in the first 6 months of 2017, almost 80 people have died in road accidents at the Yamuna Expressway.
Between the period of January 1 to June 30, 2017, total 432 road accidents were registered by police in which 78 casualties were reported on the 196 km long Yamuna Expressway.
Further, the RTI also revealed that, in five-and-half years since its opening, the expressway has seen the deaths of 626 people in 4,505 accidents with 2016 reporting the highest number of accidents in a year.
In 1,193 accidents, 128 persons lost their lives in 2016, while 919 accidents in 2015 resulted in the deaths of 142 persons.
Similarly, in 2014, 127 people died in 771 accidents, while it was 118 deaths in 896 accidents in 2013. Between August 9, 2012, when the e-way became operational, and December 31 of that year, as many as 33 people died in 294 accidents.
In the month of June (21), a study by Rail India Technical and Economic Service’s (RITES) claimed, that most of the accidents along the expressway took place between 1:00 am and 5:00 am, as motorists are inattentive during the graveyard hours.
After which an anonymous decision was taken, private concessionaire Jaypee Infratech will serve tea, coffee and water to motorists.
However, from June 27 to July 23, in five road accidents, 14 casualties and 14 injured persons were reported on the expressway in the wee hours.

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