In Guwahati, 699 road accidents killed 215 in 2020


Guwahati: A total of 699 minor to big road accidents occurred between January and December last year in Guwahati city. A total of 215 people were killed in these road accidents.

To prevent road accidents, Assam State Transport Department has been implementing various awareness programs, including the National Road Safety Month but the number of road accidents in Guwahati has not decreased as expected.

The number of road accidents is on the rise due to the violation of traffic laws by vehicle drivers on the highways and on the city roads.

The number of road accidents in the city has not declined after the lockdown due to the corona-centric situation.

According to the Assam Police’s Traffic Branch, the number of road accidents on the city’s national highways has been the highest in the last one year.

A total of 103 road accidents in January killed at least 30 people and injured 72 others. And in February, 20 people were killed and eight injured in 63 road accidents.  In March, 13 people were killed and 61 injured in six road accidents before the lockdown.

  • 9 killed, 12 injured in 16 road accidents in April
  • 11 killed and 20 injured in 30 road accidents in May
  • 14 killed and 26 injured in 48 road accidents in June
  • 10 killed in 25 road accidents in July and 12 were injured
  • During the extended period of lockdown in August, 12 killed and 20 injured in 36 road accidents
  • 22 killed and 42 injured in 65 road accidents in September
  • 28 killed and 44 injured in 60 road accidents in October
  • 42 killed and 42 injured in November 
  • At least 26 people were killed and 54 others were injured in 64 road accidents in the month of December last year.

A report suggests that more than 41% deaths in road accidents in Assam take place with two-wheelers due to over-speeding or careless driving.