Centre Proposes Steep Hike In Compensation In Hit And Run Road Accidents


Centre Proposes Steep Hike In Compensation In Hit And Run Road Accidents

There have been 4,49,002 highway accidents in India in 2019, as per official information. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The authorities has proposed a steep hike in compensation quantity to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 25,000 for the households of people who’re killed in hit and run highway accidents.

In case of an individual sustaining grievous accidents attributable to such an accident, the compensation quantity will probably be Rs 50,000.

The highway transport and highways ministry has proposed a scheme to boost the compensation quantity for hit and run highway accident victims.

There have been a complete of 4,49,002 highway accidents within the nation in 2019 inflicting 1,51,113 deaths, as per official information.

A draft scheme was notified by the ministry on August 2.

“The Scheme for Compensation of Hit & Run Accident Victims seeks to enhance “compensation (from Rs 12,500 to Rs 50,000 for grievous damage and from Rs 25,000 to Rs 2,00,000 for loss of life),” an official statement said on Wednesday.

“This scheme will supersede the sooner Solatium Scheme, 1989,” it added.

Under the draft scheme, the ministry has proposed the procedure for detailed investigations of road accidents, Detailed Accident Report (DAR) and its reporting along with timelines for different stakeholders for quick settlements of claims.

The government will set up a Motor Vehicles Accident Fund, which will be used for providing compensation in case of hit and run accidents and treatment for accident victims.

Recently, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told Rajya Sabha that 536 persons were killed and 1,655 persons were injured in accidents categorised as “hit and run” within the nationwide capital in 2019.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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