GUWAHATI, May 14 - Although the rate of road accidents decreased drastically during the first and second phases of lockdown in Assam, in the third phase during which the government brought about some relaxation to the norms, the rate has risen again.
According to data available with 108 Emergency Service, from March 1 to March 23, the number of daily average reported road accidents was 103. The number decreased to 33 during the period March 24-May 3. But from May 4 to May 11, the rate of daily average reported road accidents has increased to 47.
From March 1 to March 23, the emergency service had attended altogether 2,378 road accident cases. Out of those 1,635 were cases related to two-wheelers, 266 were cases involving four-wheelers, 83 were related to three-wheelers, 12 were train accidents and 382 were other vehicular accidents.
From March 24 to May 3, altogether 1,337 road accident cases had been attended by the emergency service. Out of those, 957 involved two-wheelers, 111 involved four-wheelers, 30 were cases related to three-wheelers, two were train accidents and 237 were other vehicular accidents.
From May 4 to 11, altogether 377 road accidents were reported in the State. Out of those, 277 were related to two-wheelers, 36 involved four-wheelers, 12 involved three-wheelers and 52 were other vehicular accidents.
From March 1 to 23, the daily average two-wheeler accidents was 71. Between March 24 and May 3, the number decreased to 23. But from May 4 to May 11, the number increased to 35.
In case of four-wheeler accidents, the daily average cases was 12 in the period from March 1 to 23. During the lockdown, the number decreased to three but after the relaxation it rose to five.
From March 24 to May 3, the highest 137 road accidents were reported in Kamrup district, followed by Nagaon district (96) and Sonitpur district (79). From May 4 to May 11, highest 35 cases were reported from Nagaon district, followed by Golaghat district (34) and Kamrup district (26).