The National Highways Authority of India has revealed that in the last 4 years, more than 700 accidents have taken place on Hapur and Moradabad highway and about 70 people lost their lives. This is the data of a 35-km stretch of the national highway between Hapur and Moradabad. The data has been revealed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in reply to a query filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by Noida-based social activist Amit Gupta.
The road is a key connecting route for the people travelling between Delhi and the interior of Uttar Pradesh or towards Nainital in Uttarakhand, claims a PTI report.
List of accidents cases yearly are as follow-
List of number of deaths are as follow-
While the RTI sought death data for the last ten years, NHAI said that it had no records for the 2017-18 and prior to that. In this regard, Amit Gupta had also written a letter to the Government of India and NHAI requesting the work of the removal of black spots to be done quickly so that the accidents numbers decrease. On Thursday, i.e., January 13, NHAI had replied that they have worked to eliminate all the black spots on this route and has again asked IRB Infra to make sign boards, barricading and other necessary arrangements on the route so that accidents can be controlled.