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Odisha Govt Says Zero Tolerance On Traffic Violation As State Sees High Helmetless Driving Fatalities

Bhubaneswar: With around 2397 bikers dying due to critical head injuries due to helmetless driving in 2019 as per a report, Odisha government has asked authorities to tighten the noose around traffic violators by implementing zero-tolerance policy in road safety guidelines. Chairing a high-level meeting, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Monday directed top police officers […]

Manufacturers Should Provide Basic Safety Features In Vehicles: Gadkari

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that automobile manufacturers should provide basic safety in vehicles at a minimum affordable price. Citing a recent study which clearly states that if we succeed in preventing deaths in road accidents, we can save around Rs 90 lakh per person, Gadkari said it […]

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Road Accidents, Fatalities Post Big Drop In Odisha In 2020

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has witnessed a steep decline in fatal accident cases in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year. According to a report released by the State Transport Authority (STA) today, road accidents in Odisha declined 30 per cent between January and July, 2020. As per STA data, 5125 accidents […]

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NCRB Data Reveals 4.21 Lakh People Died In Accidents In 2019

New Delhi: A total of 4,21,104 people died in accidents due to various causes in the country in the year 2019, data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed. During 2019, a total of 4,37,396 cases of road accidents were reported which left 4,39,262 persons injured and caused 1,54,732 deaths. 38 per cent of […]

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Migrant Among 3 Killed, Many Injured In Separate Road Mishaps In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least three persons including a migrant labourer were killed while more than 17 persons sustained injuries in separate road mishaps in Odisha Tuesday morning. As per reports, a bus ferrying passengers from Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra to West Bengal collided with a gas tanker near Luhamunda under Handapa Police limits on NH-44 in […]

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National Highway 57 A Nightmare For Commuters In Odisha

Boudh: With more than 600 accidents in a span of just four years, the 150 km stretch of National Highway-57 through the district of Boudh has turned out to be a nightmare for commuters because of its narrow way, sharp turns, hilly terrain that has often led them to the death bed, instead of the […]

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Odisha needs calibrated approach to MVA 2019 as road fatalities up by 51% in 2014-18

Bhubaneswar: Even as wilting under pressure CM Naveen Patnaik proposed a sort of moratorium on implementing the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) 2019 for a span of 90-days,  the CM needs to heed  to what a well-known India-American neuroscientist VS Ramachandran had once said, “The minute you succumb to outside pressure, you cease to be […]

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Are police picking low-hanging fruits than rooting out factors behind fatal mishaps?

Bhubaneswar: While the amended Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) 2019 is being implemented to ensure road safety and curb the rising fatalities on the road, however, for the last 96 hours, none in Odisha was penalised for over speeding or overloading. In fact, speed is the prime culprit behind the road accidents, as nearly 60 per […]

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26 injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Nayagarh/Mayurbhanj/Balasore: As many as 26 persons sustained injuries in separate road mishaps in Nayagarh, Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts today. In Nayagarh, 12 persons were injured after a head-on collision between two cars near Kaliapada area under Daspalla Police limits in the district. Sources said, the victims were heading towards Hatasahi in Daspalla after attending a […]

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'Smart inventions' by Odia youths to prevent road mishaps & check pollution

Sundergarh: At a time when concerns are being expressed over rising road mishaps and casualties in Odisha, a youth from Sundergarh district has come up with an innovative idea to curb road accidents while another youth from Cuttack has developed a ‘folding scooter’ for clean environment. Sanjay Nayak of Sahajbahal area in Sundergarh district is […]

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Rising road fatalities in Bhubaneswar & Cuttack pinches CP

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: Notwithstanding the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court on road designs and traffic rules, the number of casualties in road accidents has gone up in Odisha, even in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. As per the government data, more than 12 to 13 persons die every day in road mishaps in the […]

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Traffic woes leave Paradip residents in distress

Paradip: In the absence of traffic personnel, travelling on the roads of Paradip has turned out to be a nightmare for commuters, thanks to the local authorities. Residents in the port town continue to face acute traffic problems due to shortage of staff and alleged mismanagement by the concerned authorities. “Many a times we see […]

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Potholed national highways near Khurda turn 'death trap' for commuters

Khurda: The National Highways – 16 and 57 near Khurda district have turned into ‘death trap’ for commuters passing through the stretch due to potholes and rough patches on the road. Reports claimed that on an average 3-4 precious lives are lost every week with last year registering as many as 200 deaths in separate […]

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3 dead in separate road accidents in Odisha

Paradip/Nayagarh: At least three persons were killed in separate road accidents in Paradip and Nayagarh today. According to sources, two persons were killed after their bikes collided near Balitutha-Nuagaon road in Paradip. The deceased have been identified as Subash Rout of Marshaghai area of Kendrapara and Rabindra Lenka of Ersama area in Jagatsinghpur. Another person, […]

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2 killed, 23 injured in separate road accidents in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two persons were killed and 23 others were injured in separate road accidents in Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur and Nayagarh districts on Sunday. Two persons died while three others were critically injured in a collision involving two motorcycles at Jharigaon Mehersahi of Nabarangpur. One of the deceased has been identified as Jayram Shanta while identity of […]

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Engineer, Merchant Navy Officer among 3 killed in Bhubaneswar road mishap

Bhubaneswar: As many as three persons were killed when the car they were travelling in collided with truck from behind near Satsang Vihar area on Saturday night. The deceased have been identified as Kumar Chandan, Debashis Mishra and Parshuram Harichandan. All the three were reportedly residents of Bhubaneswar. While Chandan was reportedly an Engineer, Debasish […]

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Four killed, dozens injured in separate road mishaps

Bhubaneswar: As many as four persons were killed while around 45 passengers were injured in road accidents at two separate places in Odisha today. In the first incident, three persons were killed and 35 left injured after a pickup van carrying labourers turned turtle at Mangalpur chhak near Mahakalpada in Kendrapara district. All the injured […]

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6 die, two injured in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Jharsuguda/Jeypore: Six persons were killed while two were left critical in separate road mishaps at different places in the State today. In the first incident, a woman and son were mowed down by a car near BadamalaChhak in Jharsuguda while crossing road. The mishap victims were identified as Sujata Buda (27) and son Surya Buda […]

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Woman killed, 12 hurt in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Sundergarh: One woman was killed and 12 others sustained injuries in separate road accidents in Sundergarh district this morning. In a series of accidents, a speeding truck first hit a Bolero from behind which in turn mowed down a woman pedestrian near Badaposh Chhak on Biju Expressway under Kutra police limits Sunday morning. Five others, […]

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Jawan killed, 4 others critical in two separate road accidents

Bhawanipatna: An army jawan was killed while four others sustained grievous injuries in two separate road mishaps in the State today. According to information, the army Jawan identified as Laxmi Rout of Brundabahal village died on spot after a head-on collision between two bikes on a bridge over Tel River near Golamunda of Kalahandi district. […]

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Fatalities in road accidents up by 14pc: Transport Secy

Bhubaneswar: The number of casualty due to road accidents in the State has shot up by 14 per cent in first three months of this year, informed Transport Commissioner Madhusudan Padhi here today. Padhi, revealed the information after attending a review meeting on road safety at the State Secretariat here. It may be noted that […]

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Road accidents claim 15 lives a day in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite government’s crackdown on errant drivers, as many as 15 persons die every day in road accidents while maximum cases were found to be motorcyclists. The alarming statistics was revealed at a review meeting on Road Safety presided by Chief Secretary AP Padhi here on Tuesday. Through a video conferencing, Padhi held discussions with […]

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Five killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Angul/Nayagarh: At least five persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Angul and Nayagarh districts late last night. As per sources  three persons were killed when the bike they were travelling on dashed a tree on roadside at Pattapathar under Thakurgarh police station in Angul district. The deceased have been identified as Kathi […]

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Three of family killed in road mishap

Keonjhar: Tension ran high in Anandpur after three members of a family died in a road accident. The deceased have been identified as Dinabandhu Tripathy, his wife and minor son. The trio, residents of Suapadara village under Ghasipura block in the district, was on the way to Ghatgaon Tarini temple on a bike for darsan […]

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Road mishap on rise in Sundergarh

Sundergarh: The district of Sundergarh has ranked second in the list of human casualties due to road mishaps during 2017. Officials attributed most of the major mishaps to rash and drunken driving and over speeding while public rued lack of awareness campaigns and proper traffic system. “No precautionary measures have been taken by the district […]