road accidents in india

In the past few years, India has witnessed rapid urbanization and modernization. This has resulted in a significant growth in vehicular traffic in the country. Road expansion has been taking place and the growth in urban conglomerates has been phenomenal. Road accidents is the byproduct of the same.

On an average, 1317 accidents and 413 deaths due to accidents take place on Indian roads every day; or 55 accidents and 17 deaths every hour. This is an alarming number. Although there is decline by 4.1 per in the road accident compared to 2015, the death of persons killed in road crash has increased by 3.2 per cent over 2015.

The annual report on Road Accidents in India – 2016, released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, records road accident data for cities with 50 Million plus population. These cities accounted for 18.7 percent of the total road accidents in the country during 2016.
Chennai leads the pack with total of 7486 accidents followed by Delhi and Bengaluru. The maximum deaths is recorded in Delhi followed by Chennai.

S.No. Cities Total Accidents No of persons killed
1 Chennai 7486 1183
2 Delhi 7375 1591
3 Bengaluru 5323 835
4 Indore 5143 431
5 Kolkata 4104 407
6 Bhopal 3571 248
7 Mumbai 3379 562
8 Jabalpur 3256 352
9 Jaipur 3004 890
10 Hyderabad 2945 448
11 Mallapuram 2738 402
12 Kochi 2573 169
13 Thiruvanthapuram 2453 180
14 Raipur 2240 415
15 Gwalior 1993 244
16 Ahmedabad 1783 428
17 Kollam 1677 207
18 Vijaywada city 1640 379
19 Lucknow 1639 631
20 Khozikode 1542 145
21 Vishakapatnam 1538 327
22 Kanpur 1451 684
23 Pune 1376 410
24 Nagpur 1373 307
25 Thrissur 1357 128
26 Coimbatore 1354 288
27 Allahabad 1100 488
28 Agra 1062 522
29 Vadodra 1046 214
30 Nashik 1031 213
31 Meerut 977 421
32 Madurai 946 222
33 Patna 923 484
34 Ghaziabad 887 421
35 Surat 790 283
36 Rajkot 719 154
37 Aurangabad 666 143
38 Tiruchirapalli 657 144
39 Faridabad 624 212
40 Kota 590 102
41 Ludhiana 549 384
42 Kannur 504 52
43 Varanasi 456 226
44 Chandigarh 428 151
45 Asansol -Durgapur 416 243
46 Srinagar 324 51
47 Jodhpur 270 100
48 Dhanbad 217 97
49 Jamshedpur 188 77
50 Amritsar 152 102
Total 89835 17797