Tamil Nadu

Road safety data for Virudhunagar obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 16:07

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Virudhunagar district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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RTI data - Virudunagar
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Road safety data for Thanjavur obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:53

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Thanjavur district, distilled into an infograph for you.

 

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RTI data - Thanjavur
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Road safety data for Nilgiris obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:50

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Nilgiris district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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RTI data - Nilgiris
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Road safety data for Villupuram obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:41

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Villupuram district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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RTI data - Villupuram
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Road safety data for Tiruvallur obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:40

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Tiruvallur district, distilled into an infograph for you.

 

 

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RTI data - Thiruvallur
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Road safety data for Tiruvannamalai obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:37

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Tiruvannamalai district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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RTI data - Thiruvannamalai
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Road safety data for Perambalur obtained through RTIs

Sun, 27/10/2019 - 15:34

For several years, Tamil Nadu has been faring poorly in road safety, leading other states in fatalities and road crashes or coming close to. However, the data on this is not readily available to the public. The only sources of information are the yearly reports by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). These, of course, give only a broad state-level view. So, in 2017, CAG filed RTI (Right to Information) petitions to get district-wise data on crashes, deaths, injuries by road user group for the years 2011 to 2016; information on road safety funds and their usage; and on enforcement of road rules with regards to wearing helmets and seatbelts, drunk driving, and speeding. CAG received partial information from 23 districts, while 9 districts did not respond at all. This is the data received from Perambalur district, distilled into an infograph for you.

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Perambalur
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Power Supply Quality in Select Districts of Tamil Nadu: A Report Card

Wed, 27/03/2019 - 15:03

Electricity regulations and policies in India have enshrined the basic need of consumers to be provided with reliable and quality supply of power. Given the importance of power supply quality, this report inquires into the quality and reliability of power supply in select districts of Tamil Nadu.

Reading Between The Lines: an analysis of media reports on road accidents

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 19:02

In 2014, Tamil Nadu had the highest number of road accidents in the country and the highest number of deaths. Media reports invariably say that Indian roads are considered some of most dangerous in the world. Considering all these alarming stories on the low level of road safety in India, I thought it would be interesting to look at how public opinion is shaped on the issue of road accidents and road safety. I looked at 204 print media articles on road safety in Tamil Nadu, in English and Tamil, that were published between October and December 2015.