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A Million Deaths Later, Road Safety Issues Stay Parked In India

A year from Gopinath Munde's demise, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari's conviction to ensure safer roads seems to be on shaky ground. He did release a fairly comprehensive Bill in September last year, but over the course of the past several months and many protests by vested interests and lobbies later, this Bill is in shambles. An exercise that started with none other than a Union Cabinet Minister's road accident death has become the subject of official apathy and an example of extremely weak political will.