After studying over 12,000 kms of state and national highways in several states, the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP) wants to assess accident-prone roads in India.
iRAP runs several road assessment programmes all over the world and provides crucial data that is used by policy makers to improve road safety mechanisms.
“We are working for safer roads globally. More than half of the (road accident) deaths in India are happening on 5 percent of roads,” said iRAP CEO, Rob McInerney, adding that his organisation is looking at assessing these roads.
Roads are assessed by iRAP and ranked on the basis of accidents that occur on them. A 1-star road is dangerous and a 5-star ranking signifies safe roads.
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