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NHAI has deployed 900 ambulances on highways, says minister

Flag-off of Basic Care Ambulances procured by NHIDCL by Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSME, Nitin Gadkari. (File Photo)

Over 900 Ambulances have been deployed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) at a gap of 50km or at toll plazas on the National Highways (NH) to ensure medical treatment to accident victims, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

NHAI has issued instructions to spread awareness about the 1033 helpline number through installing posters/hoardings near the Toll Plazas and signboards along National Highways to time.

NHAI has made the provision of emergency services like Ambulance, patrolling vehicle and crane on 24×7 basis at every fee plaza and also there is a provision of toilet blocks for public use at fee plazas.

Besides, NHAI has also developed way side amenities at selected locations along few National Highways, wherein the project facilities like public conveniences, fuel refilling stations, restaurants and parking bays etc. have been developed.