India has challenging ground conditions in places like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and the northern and eastern parts of the country, which are prone to landslides and difficult terrains.
India accounted for more than 10 per cent of the global road accidents in 2015, with 146,000 fatalities and 480,000 injuries. Road accident deaths fatalities in Gujarat were 8,119, which was about 5.6 per cent of the total road fatalities in the country.
The Union government has decided to allow its MPs to spend their local area development (MPLAD) fund for works related to constructing roads, pavements and cycle tracks and this move has been appreciated by the Geneva-based International Road Federation (IRF). IRF is a global road safety organisation.