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Despite various efforts to improve road infrastructure, analyse the various causes behind increasing accidents. Discuss the measures that are needed to improve road safety in the country. 

Topic: Infrastructure: Energy, Ports, Roads, Airports, Railways etc.

5. Despite various efforts to improve road infrastructure, analyse the various causes behind increasing accidents. Discuss the measures that are needed to improve road safety in the country.  (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Live MintInsights on India

Why the question:

While Cyrus Mistry’s death has drawn attention to this, the sad truth is that too many Indian lives are lost to road crashes. In his address at a recent business conclave, Union road and transport minister Nitin Gadkari said that in all the aspects of infrastructure development he oversees, safety is one on which he’d fallen short.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the efforts to improve road infrastructure in the country, causes behind increasing road accidents and measures need to improve road safety.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Start by giving statistic relate to road safety in the country.

Body:

Frist, write about the various measures that have been taken in the recent past to improve the road infrastructure in the country.

Next, write reasons behind increasing road accidents – poor quality, lack of air bags, information deficit, overburdened roads etc.

Next, write about ways to reduce the road accidents and casualties due to it.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.