Couple of years back, Lalu Yadav compared roads in Bihar with Om Puri’s cheeks and vowed to make it look like Hema Malini’s.
Years later, it seems the Indian roads have seriously taken a cheeky route and we officially have the deadliest roads in the world.
With 130,000 deaths last year, India tops in the number of people killed in road accidents, surpassing China’s 90,000. And, most of these deaths occurred due to bad road designs and lack of proper traffic management systems to separate different streams of traffic – source
As per International Road Federation, India accounts for ~10% of the million-plus fatal accidents in the world each year.
Is govt. really serious about these numbers? No! – they are busy doing some shallow bans!