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Pune rural district’s 7-year shame: Deadliest roads in all of Maharashtra

1.02 lakh people were killed in road accidents in Maharashtra between 2009 and 2016, said state highway safety patrol (HSP) officials. Pune rural has the highest number of fatal road accidents for seven years in a row

pune Updated: Jun 05, 2017 17:43 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
The only silver lining was that 277 fewer people died last year, compared to 2015. (HT File Photo)
The only silver lining was that 277 fewer people died last year, compared to 2015. (HT File Photo)

Between 2009 and 2016, Pune rural district recorded the highest number of fatal road accidents in Maharashtra, according to the state highway safety patrol.

Statistics indicate that of 34 districts and nine commissionerates, five recorded the most deaths for seven years straight — from 2009 to 2015. These are Pune rural (7,574), Ahmednagar (6194), Nashik rural (6,000), Mumbai (4,448) and Solapur rural (4319). These districts collectively account for 28,535 deaths — 28% of people killed in road accidents.

As many as 1.02 lakh people were killed in road accidents in Maharashtra between 2009 and 2016, said state highway safety patrol (HSP) officials.

The information, revealed in response to a right to information (RTI) query states that road accidents killed 35 people a day during this period.

HSP officials said 86.2% or 88,125 of these deaths were caused by human error — poor drivers.

The only silver lining was that 277 fewer people died last year, compared to 2015.