Mains Paper 2: Governance | Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: Zero Fatality Corridor
Mains level: Steps for curbing fatalities in road accidents in India
- The Delhi state govt has launched the ‘Zero Fatality Corridor’ (ZFC) to assess the cause for crashes on the stretch in the Capital.
Zero Fatality Corridor (ZFC)
- ZFC is to be run in partnership with SaveLIFE Foundation, a leading road safety non-profit organization.
- The initiative is aimed at bringing down injuries and deaths due to road crashes.
- It is in line with Delhi government’s plan of action to reduce fatalities due to road crashes by 30 per cent by 2020.
- Through the ‘Zero Fatality Corridor’ pilot project the aim is to reduce the fatalities to near zero levels on this particular stretch.
- After evaluating the impact of the initiative, the model will be replicated in other parts of the city.
Why such move?
- As many as 1690 people were killed, and 6086 people were injured in 6515 road crashes in 2018, according to Delhi traffic police.
- The ZFC model of the non-profit is known for reducing road crash deaths by 30% on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
- It reduces deaths through a 360-degree intervention, road engineering, police enforcement, rapid emergency care and road-user engagement.