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‘India loses about 3% of GDP due to road crashes per year’

Every year, 1.25 million people are killed in road crashes and 90 per cent of deaths occur in the developing world. India is leading the global death toll by reporting 1,50,000 deaths each year. SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit organization working for the road safety and access to emergency medical care across India and abroad. Over the past few years, SLF has facilitated the enactment of key legislations in India such as the Good Samaritan Law and now has adopted one of India’s deadliest highways to transform it into a zero-fatality corridor. Piyush Tewari, the founder and CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation shares his journey with Anuradha Shukla of BW Businessworld.

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Ahead of the election year, a pro-people budget with development agenda

Whether there will be on-ground action in renewal and development of cities, uptake of infrastructure funds, implementation of railway safety initiatives, or development of industrial corridors, in absence of a follow on mechanism, is yet to be seen.

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PM announces Rs 12,000 cr investment in 8 highways in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced investment of Rs 12,000 crore in upgrading eight highways in Gujarat to National Highways as part of efforts to boost infrastructure development and job generation in the state

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Gadkari launches 7 national highway works in Chhattisgarh

As many as 726 dangerous spots have been located in the country and Rs 11,000 crore have been allocated for preventive measures, he said, adding the target was to reduce the road accidents by 50 per cent.

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Centre to infuse Rs 80,000 cr for infra works in MP

The announced package will be used for various infrastructure works in the state including conversion of state roads into national highways and laying of a railway line

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Land acquisition for highways to be done by states: NHIDC

The land for highways would have to be acquired within a stipulated timeframe by the states, says NHIDC Managing Director

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Transport Min to invest over Rs 50000 cr in Rajasthan: Gadkari

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will invest more than Rs 50,000 crore in Rajasthan for the development of roads and roadside amenities in the next two years, says the Union Transport Minister

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Odisha sets timeline for mega projects implementation

Odisha government has set a timeline for each of the 34 projects in the railway, national highway, steel and mines and power sectors

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Need for setting up blood banks along highways: Union Minister

Union Minister Jitendra Singh has emphasised on the need for setting up readily available blood bank facility along all the major road highways across the country

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Raj govt hopeful of getting nod from ADB, WB for road project

Loan proposals worth Rs 4899 crore are pending with the Asian Development Bank and World Bank regarding the development of nearly 20,000-km long highway in the state

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