Tag: Road Accidents

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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 […]