Road accidents were on the rise in the year 2015 and claimed over 1.46 lakh lives, besides injuring over 5 lakh people, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday.
In 2015, India recorded 1,46,133 road accident-related deaths and 5,00,279 injuries, as against 1,39,671 deaths and 4,93,474 injuries in 2014, data presented by Minister of State (MoS) for Road Transport and Highways Mansukh L Mandaviya in a written reply to Rajya Sabha showed.
India reported a total of 5,01,423 accidents last year against 4,89,400 in 2014, the data revealed.
Between 2011 and 2013, road accidents, injuries and deaths registered a declining trend but rose again from 2014.
In 2011, India reported a total of 4,97,686 accidents, 1,42,485 accident-related deaths and 5,11,394 injuries against 4,90,383 accidents, 1,38,258 deaths and 5,09,667 injuries.
In 2013, the numbers went down further. A total of 4,86,476 accidents were reported. Accident-related deaths and injuries stood at 1,37,572 and 4,94,893, respectively.