PM Modi: Now cashless treatment for road mishap victims

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New Delhi, July 27: There is some hope for road mishap victims as Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the cashless treatment plan for them.

Expressing concern over the growing number of road mishaps in the country, Modi said that thetransport ministry's scheme that provided cashless treatment for the first 50 hours to the victims would soon be extended to all the national highways.

Narendra Modi

Currently, a pilot project is running on the 200-km NH stretch between Gurgaon and Jaipur.

During the 10th edition of the Mann ki Baat programme, Modi said,"It is a matter of concern that every minute one road accident takes place in the country and that in every four minutes, one person dies in the mishap. One- third of the deaths are in the 15-25 age group."

Indian roads are deadliest in the world and according to a survey close to 1.41 lakh people died in road accidents in the country in 2014. The NDA is also likely to pass a road transport and safety bill in the Parliament.

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