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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
UNSTARRED QUESTION N0. 3031
TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 3, 2012
Black Spots Responsible for Accidents
Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that Government has identified black spots responsible for accidents on highways in the country;
(b) If so, the details thereof;
(c) The number of black spots identified on highways passing through the State of Karnataka; and
(d) The corrective measures that Government proposes to take in this regard?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
(SHRI JITIN PRASADA)
(a) & (b) Yes, Sir. The Ministry has identified 325 numbers of most dangerous black spots on National Highways in 13 States in the country.
(c) 25 number of top black spots have been identified on National Highways passing through the State of Karnataka.
(d) The immediate remedial measures proposed to be taken by the Ministry include provision of signages at appropriate distance ahead of the black spots, delineators, bar code rumbling strips and traffic calming measures. The long-term measures provide for detailed study of the locations to find out the reasons for accidents and to devise remedies like grade separated intersections with provisions for pedestrian crossings.