The Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) in Ahmedabad were lesser on the New Year eve compared to December 31, 2021. According to Gujarat EMRI-108 data, 66 road accidents were registered on Saturday compared to 73 on December 31, 2021. Also, the average for Saturday was lower than normal days in the entire year.
As per EMRI data, road accidents pick up in Ahmedabad on New Year eve compared to normal days. The RTAs are also higher in Ahmedabad compared to the average of the entire state.
SG Highway (from YMCA club crossroads to Vaishnodevi Circle), Sindhu Bhavan Road (SBR and CG Road are among the roads that are most vulnerable to road accidents in Ahmedabad. Strict policing in these areas prevented escalation in the number of road accidents.
In 2021, the RTAs on December 31 were 14.06% more than the entire year, despite Covid restrictions on vehicular movement. In 2022, however, the RTAs on December 31 were minus 7.04% compared to normal days.
The EMRI data states that on December 31, 2022, the non-vehicular trauma cases were minus 19.24% in Gujarat, whereas in Ahmedabad it was minus 27.63%.
Total emergencies on December 31, 2022, in Gujarat were minus 7.09 %; in Ahmedabad the figure stood at minus 18.17%.
Experts were expecting a higher number of accidents, as the city was geared up for New Year eve festivities after a gap of two years. However, thanks to efforts of Ahmedabad police and Ahmedabad traffic police, the accidents have been lower.
According to Gujarat GVK EMRI-108 CEO, Jashvant Prajapati: “Generally, we observe a higher number of emergencies during festivals and on December 31. However, this year we saw fewer emergencies than normal days. This shows a proactive approach taken by police via awareness campaigns and strict implementation of law.”
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