Between 2011 and 2013, road accidents injured 20,706 people and killed 5,796 more in Delhi, according to government data.

It’s nearing midnight, and a dense shroud of dust and smoke hangs over this checkpost 500m away from the Shahdara flyover in Delhi’s east.

Bombay High Court last week turned down petitions questioning the constitutional validity of sections of the Maharashtra Slum Areas (Improvement, Clearance and Redevelopment) Act, 1971 (the Slum Ac