Free insurance for all paying toll on Yamuna Expressway

New Delhi: Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) will be sending a proposal to the Yogi government for providing medical insurance for all commuters travelling on this 165-km stretch. This is being proposed keeping in mind the escalating number of accidents and deaths on Expressway.   According to a report in Times of India, in the meeting held by YEIDA chairperson and divisional commissioner Meerut Prabhat Kumar with Pawan Hans officials on Monday it was discussed that the accident victims would be airlifted without being charged for it. An air ambulance to closest hospitals in case of emergencies will do th job. If implemented, this service will be a first of its kind in the country.

As reported in the national daily Kumar said that they had asked Pawan Hans to work out a proposal in which the service will be like an insurance for every commuter who travels on the expressway including the accident victims. This fee will be included in the toll tax collected by the concessionaire. Once approved, it could mean an increase in toll fee by about Rs 5-10 for the entire stretch. They will also tie up and empanel a host of hospitals from all the five districts along the expressway including GB File Photo Nagar, Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura and Agra. Seriously hurt persons will be airlifted by choppers to these hospitals so that precious time is not lost and lives can be saved.

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