Many fear that they may be questioned by the police about the road accident and about the victim. This fear stops them from not taking the suffering victim to the hospital.
Delhi government said it will announce a scheme where people including drivers of taxis, and autorickshaws will be rewarded for taking the victims to the hospital.
Satyendar Jain, Delhi Home Minister said the government has prepared a draft of the scheme where an incentive will be offered to make sure immediate help to road accident victims in Delhi. The draft will be tabled by this month end and will be sent for approval to Lt Governor Najeeb Jung.
This move comes close on the heels of a road accident in Delhi where a 35-year old security guard was hit by a speeding delivery van with no passerby coming to his help. The whole incident was captured on CCTV in the area and even showed a rickshaw puller had stopped not to help but to rob the victim's mobile phone.
The Home Minister said, "It is very unfortunate that no one came to assist him. Government has prepared an incentive scheme under which people including drivers of taxi and auto, taking road accident victims to hospital will be rewarded,"
Allaying fears about police questioning anybody who helped the victim, he said, "There is also a Supreme Court directive that such people who help accident victims cannot be harassed or questioned. I appeal to people to help them as it is a pious task to save someone's life,"