Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the deceased and a compensation of Rs.50,000 to the families of the injured following the accidents in Haryana's Jind and Rajasthan's Jodhpur and Ajmer respectively.
The Prime Minister's office tweeted, "A few days ago, the Prime Minister has approved financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakh to the families of those killed in a road accident in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Along with this, Rs. 50,000 will be given for the treatment of those injured in the accident."
प्रधानमंत्री ने कुछ दिनों पहले राजस्थान के अजमेर में सड़क हादसे में मारे गए लोगों के परिजनों को 2 लाख रुपये की आर्थिक सहायता देने की मंजूरी दी है। इसके साथ ही दुर्घटना में घायल लोगों के इलाज के लिए 50 हजार रुपये दिए जाएंगे।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 4, 2019
Almost a dozen people including seven men, five women and a child lost their lives in a road accident in Jodhpur-Jaisalmer highway on September 27. A similar accident in Haryana took place on September 24 where an oil tanker ran over an auto and almost 10 people lost their lives. While in Ajmer, eight people died and 20 others got injured after a bus rammed into a truck.
Taking to Twitter, PMO also announced ex-gratia of Rs. 2 Lakh to the bereaved families and Rs. 50,000 for the injured.
As per the government data, almost 1.5 Lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in 2017, which means every hour 17 people died due to a road accident. According to a news report, more than 48,746 two-wheeler users died in road mishaps, of which 73.8 percent of them did not wear a helmet. This means that every hour, four two-wheeler users died in a road accident, who did not wear a helmet.
(Inputs from ANI)