NHAI is planning cashless treatment facility for the road accident victims, including Drivers, Passengers, Pedestrians/Cyclists on identified National Highway stretches between Delhi-Mumbai/ Mumbai-Chennai/ Chennai-Kolkata/ Kolkata-Agra & Agra-Delhi Corridors of the Golden Quadrilateral (NH) for treatment of bodily injury caused by and arising out of road accident. This will cover the immediate needs of hospitalization of the victims for the first 48 hours, from the time of hospitalization or providing necessary treatment, whichever occurs earlier, up to a cost of Rs. 30,000/- starting from the time of the ambulance reaching the accident site, as recorded in the Control Room.
The success of the scheme may be assessed only after the scheme is implemented on ground after conclusion of the bidding process and on-boarding of the selected insurance company.
The tender for the cashless treatment facility on all four arms of the Golden Quadrilateral stretch i.e. Delhi-Mumbai, Mumbai-Chennai, Chennai-Kolkata and Kolkata-Delhi has been invited from Insurance Companies registered with IRDAI or enabled by a Central legislation to undertake insurance related activities for at least the last 5 years having a claim settlement ratio of not less than 85% in the last 3 years. Based on the learnings from the implementation of the pilot scheme, the same may be extended to other National Highways as well.
This information was given by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
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