The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways is implementing a National Highway Accident Relief Service Scheme (NHARSS) under which ambulances and cranes are provided to state Governments to take the accident victims to the nearest hospital and to evacuate the damaged vehicles from the road accident site on the NHs. NHAI also provides ambulances at every toll plaza on the completed corridor of NHs.
The State-wise details of the funds transferred by the Ministry for procurement of cranes/ ambulances during 2015-16 and 2016-17 were as follows:-
(Amount in Rs.)
Jammu & Kashmir
For basic life support ambulances
This information was given by Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today (July 27, 2017).