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After Cyrus Mistry’s Death, International Road Body’s Message On Safety

Cyrus Mistry (54) was killed when his automobile hit a street divider close to Mumbai.


Geneva-based physique Worldwide Highway Federation (IRF) on Sunday expressed concern over the dying of former Tata Group Chairman Cyrus Mistry in a street accident close to Palghar within the state.

In an announcement, IRF, which is a worldwide physique working for safer roads additionally expressed concern at car security, alleging that regardless of being an “costly” SUV it “failed” to avoid wasting the passenger within the car.

Mistry (54) was killed on Sunday when his luxurious automobile, through which he was travelling, hit a street divider within the Palghar district of Maharashtra.

“We condole the premature demise of Cyrus Mistry. However we might additionally like to attract Union and state governments’ consideration in the direction of the growing variety of deadly street accidents within the nation,” mentioned KK Kapila, President emeritus at Worldwide Highway Federation.

The Federation claimed that “India accounts for greater than 11 per cent of the street accidents deaths worldwide with 426 lives misplaced day-after-day and 18 each hour.” Over 1.6 lakh lives have been misplaced within the yr 2021, it said, emphasising that “many of the street accident deaths are avoidable.” India is a signatory to the United Nations Decade of Motion plan for Highway Security internationally which goals to cut back street fatalities by 50 per cent by the yr 2030, in response to IRF.

“We urge the union authorities and the varied state authorities’s to repair killer accident inclined black spots in numerous elements of the nation,” he mentioned.

“Other than street engineering, IRF additionally expresses concern at car security (as) regardless of being an costly SUV it failed to avoid wasting the passenger within the car,” the assertion mentioned.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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