2,736 people dead, 18,029 injured in the last five years due to road accidents: RTI

The Right To Information (RTI) application about the casualties due to road accidents was filed by activist Shakeel Ahmed and the Mumbai Traffic Police provided the information about the same


Transportation in Mumbai consists of road route and Railways, both of them crucial for the city's people. However, the transportation in Mumbai has proved to be fatal for its citizens as Railways along with roadways have claimed thousands of lives every year.

In a recent Right To Information (RTI) report, it was revealed that between 2014 and 2018, 2,736 people had died and 18,029 were injured due to road accidents. RTI activist had filed an RTI application with Mumbai Traffic Police asking for the information about deaths and injuries caused due to road accidents.

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The activist also asked for the information about the condition of the roads, along with how many people died due to wrong road regulations. After which, Greater Mumbai Traffic Police Headquarters and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Accident Statistics) replied to the RTI and revealed the information.

As per which, 2,736 people had died and 18,029 were injured in the last five years. To which, RTI activist stated that a lot of the accidents have taken place due to the bad condition of the roads and has accordingly, appealed to the government officials to repair the roads.

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