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Pilot Projects Launched for Emergency Care of Road Accident Victims
Jan 01, 2015

In order to give a boost to emergency care of the accident victims, pilot projects has been launched on Gurgaon-Jaipur section of NH 8, Mumbai-Vadodara of NH 8 and Ranchi-Rargaon- Mahulia of NH 33 for providing cashless treatment to road accident victims for 48 hours at expenditure up to a limit of Rs. 30,000.   GPS enabled ambulances, connected with a central control room through a toll-free number 1033 are stationed at distance of 20 km. to transport the injured to the hospitals for treatment within the Golden Hour.

Under the National Highways Accident Relief Service Scheme (NHARSS) scheme 10-ton cranes and small medium cranes for hilly areas and ambulances are provided to States/UTs for relief and rescue measures in the aftermath of accidents by way of evacuating road accident victim to nearest medical aid centre and for clearing the accident site.  Their deployment is done by the respective State Governments/UTs on National Highways on accident prone stretches, having an average distance of 50 km. Ambulances, Route Patrol Vehicles and Tow Away Cranes are also provided at an average length of 50 kilometer on NHs entrusted to NHAI.


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