Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) were lower in Ahmedabad on New Year’s Eve compared to December 31, 2021. According to Gujarat EMRI-108 data, there were 66 road accidents on Saturday, compared to 73 on December 31, 2021. In addition, the average for Saturday was lower than the average for the entire year.
According to EMRI data, road accidents in Ahmedabad increase on New Year’s Eve compared to other days. The RTAs in Ahmedabad are also higher than the state average.
Despite Covid restrictions on vehicular movement, RTAs on December 31, 2021 were 14.06% higher than the entire year. However, in 2022, the RTAs on December 31 were 7.04% lower than on normal days.
Ahmedabad outperforms the rest of Gujarat.
According to EMRI data, non-vehicular trauma cases were down 19.24% in Gujarat on December 31, 2022, and down 27.63% in Ahmedabad.
On December 31, 2022, total emergencies in Gujarat were minus 7.09%; in Ahmedabad, the figure was minus 18.17%.
Experts predicted a higher number of accidents as the city prepared for New Year’s Eve festivities after a two-year hiatus. However, thanks to the efforts of Ahmedabad police and traffic police, the number of accidents has decreased.
“Generally, we observe a higher number of emergencies during festivals and on December 31,” said Jashvant Prajapati, CEO of Gujarat GVK EMRI-108. This year, however, there were fewer emergencies than usual. This demonstrates the proactive approach taken by police through awareness campaigns and strict adherence to the law.”
The SG Highway (from YMCA Club Crossroads to Vaishnodevi Circle), Sindhu Bhavan Road (SBR), and CG Road are among the most dangerous roads in Ahmedabad. Strict policing in these areas prevented road accidents from escalating.