The menace of road accidents has read to such alarming levels that a global road safety advocacy firm, International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) has expressed willingness to assess Indian roads to determine their risk profiles.

FedEx Express, the world’s largest goods transportation company, has decided to support iRAP’s venture in India.

The programme will be led by local experts and will use local resources and research, while various government departments are expected to pitch in their support as well.

The organization categorizes roads using their own unique grading system to formulate data that governments can use to frame their road safety policies.

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