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New Delhi : Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways had constituted a committee to review and recommend the existing 17-items format for reporting of road accident by the State/UT Police Departments to the Ministry for the Annual publication of Road Accidents in India. After series of deliberations, the committee has recommended a uniform accident Recording Format to be adopted by Police in all the States/UTs a set of the corresponding annual road accident data Reporting Format (17 Forms) in which State/UT Departments would furnish data to the ministry. The ministry has accepted the recommendations, according to a PIB release.

The Committee includes experts from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kharagpur, WHO, senior officers from Police and Transport Departments of States [ADG Police (Traffic), Government of Tamil Nadu, and Transport Commissioner, Government of Tripura], Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and officers of the ministry.
All the state governments and UT administrations have been requested to adopt the road accident Recording Format immediately so that they would be able to furnish the annual road accident data in the new Reporting Formats from  calendar year 2017. States/UTs and Million Plus Cities are required to furnish the annual road accident data to Transport Research Wing (TRW) of MoRTH within one month of the completion of a calendar year, the PIB release  said.

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