Maharashtra´s highway police has teamed up with various government departments and an NGO to come up with an elaborate plan to reduce the number of accidents on state and national highways. The goal is to provide the four essential ´Es´ (engineering, enforcement, education and emergency care) to curb highway accidents, said an official from the department.
He added that the police will first implement the new plan on the Pune-Mumbai Expressway before replicating the same scheme on other highways and expressways. This multi-pronged strategy by the highway police and other government departments to reduce accidents comes in the wake of an increase in their number in Maharashtra, as reported by HT recently. The state recorded 13,212 fatalities from road accidents in 2015, or about 36 people a day. In 2014, Maharashtra recorded more road accident deaths than another other state.