As the construction of roads and highways takes place every minute in the country, which somehow puts India on the developing list, the number of road accidents can not be ignored as the graph is climbing rapidly every year.
There are multiple reasons for road and highway accidents. Out of all, black spots are considered one of the major grounds, and Tamil Nadu has topped the chart in reporting the highest number of road accidents, mainly caused by black spots.
What is Black Spot on Highway?
It is an area on the national highway within a distance of roughly 500 metres, where at least five road accidents have been reported, which resulted in ten fatalities in the past three years. Such areas have been marked as black spots by the both Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) and the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Here’s What Nitin Gadkari Says About Black Spots
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari also showed concern over the same. As per the details shared by the HT, the minister has confirmed that the state has the highest number of black spots in the country’s national highway network.
He said the government has spotted more than 5,800 black spots in India’s entire national highway network, out of which 748 have been identified in Tamil Nadu’s national highways, followed by West Bengal with 701 identified black spots, while Telangana number stood at 485.
NHAI’s Take on Black Spots
Gadkari reportedly said that the NHAI has spent an amount of 715,702.80 crore for the repair and maintenance of black spots during the last five financial years 2018-19 to 2022-23, HT reported.