In March 2017, two-year-old Ekam, who was on his grandfather Balak Ram’s lap in the front seat of a car, died after the vehicle rammed into a road divider between Sector 16/17, Chandigarh. Ekam succumbed to head wounds at PGI.
The move came in the wake of a Supreme Court order that was passed a year ago to check rising number of accidents and deaths on state highways and other roads by removing engineering defects in the planning stage.
The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital in Uttarakhand's Khatima town, where four others died during the day. According to the disaster management centre, the 19 injured have received "minor injuries".
The organisation has submitted a copy of the study to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state Transport Minister Divekar Raote.