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Tag: Road Accidents

Road Accidents
Road accidents parameters register a significant decline in 2020

The report highlights that total accidents decreased on an average by 18.46 per cent, the number of persons killed decreased by 12.84 per cent and the number of injures decreased by 22.84 per cent over previous year’s average

AI to make roads in India safer to drive
AI to make roads in India safer to drive

The Hub is working to coordinate, integrate, and amplify basic and applied research in broad data-driven technologies as well as its dissemination and translation across the country.

Govt Will Implement Rs 7,500-Crore Scheme To Tackle Road Accidents: Gadkari

He said states such as Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh have helped reduce road accidents by around 50 per cent, while in places like Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Nagaland accidents have increased by 47 and 40 per cent respectively.

Road Mishaps Claim 6 Lives In Odisha, Several Wounded
Road Mishaps Claim 6 Lives In Odisha, Several Wounded

At least six people were killed and many others were left injured in road accidents at several places in Odisha on Monday.

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

'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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

4 killed, 5 injured in road mishap in Jajpur

Jajpur: Four persons were killed and five people sustained critical injuries after a vehicle they were travelling in collided head-on with a truck on NH-53 near Balisahi in the district on Saturday. As per reports, all the passengers were traders. They were on the way to Duburi market in the area when the  driver lost […]

Motorists in Odisha could lose licence, face jail for over-speeding

Bhubaneswar:  With enforcement topping the State government’s list of steps to prevent fatalities due to road accidents, over-speeding could attract cancellation of driving licences as well as imprisonment for motorists found guilty. With a spike in road accidents in several districts, Odisha Chief Secretary chaired a video conference with collectors, RTOs and SP and directed […]

Khurda registers maximum accidents, Keonjhar most fatalities

Bhubaneswar: The number of fatalities due to road accidents in a span of eight months from January to August 2017 spiralled to 3,184 with average 398 deaths recorded in a month in various districts of Odisha. While Khurda registered the maximum number of accidents, Keonjhar topped number of fatalities in such mishaps. According to reports, […]

3 bikers killed after being hit by unidentified vehicle

Sundergarh: In a suspected hit-and-run accident, three persons were killed after the motorcycle they were riding was hit by an unknown vehicle near Musabira on NH-143 in the district. The deceased have been identified as Sushil Nayak, Tapan Samant and Nrupa Kumar Samant of Kaleiposha village under Luhunipara police limits. “The trio had gone to […]

1 dies, 3 critical in separate road accidents

Jharsuguda/Boudh: One person was killed and three others including a Class III girl student sustained severe injuries in separate road accidents in Jharsuguda and Boudh districts on Monday. A man died and two others sustained grievous injuries in a freak accident after the trio was hit by a trawler while they were out on a […]

One killed, 23 injured in separate road accidents in Odisha

Bolangir/Balasore: One person was killed and as many as 23 critically injured in two separate road accidents in Bolangir and Balasore districts on Tuesday night. In Bolangir district, a passenger bus named ‘Sriram’ rammed into a dumper truck on NH-57 near Puintala area of the district leaving eight persons injured. The bus was on its […]

SC to lay guidelines on accidents claims

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would lay down guidelines over calculation of compensation considering future prospects of people killed in road accidents. A Constitution bench of five-judge headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra reserved verdict on the bunch of 27 petitions, including one filed by the National Insurance Company Limited […]

5 killed in separate road mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least five persons were killed and seven others injured in separate road accidents in Nuapada and Khurda districts on Tuesday. Three persons died while six others were injured in near Kurumakari after a Bolero vehicle in which they were travelling was hit by a speeding bus. Similarly, a woman and her sister-in-law were […]

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Bhubaneswar: Flyover to come up at Khandagiri Square

Bhubaneswar:  A step that could see improvement in traffic movement in accident prone Khandagri Square of Bhubaneswar, Odisha Chief Secretary Aditya Padhi informed today that a decision has been taken to build a flyover bridge at the spot. The Chief Secretary informed about the decision following a meeting with the Union Transport secretary. Moreover, another […]

Parodic rumble(rs) over speed breakers

By Bikram Keshari Jena They won’t give up, their wont to confront. We sway, to keep away from affray. We phew in eschew! But they pursue our rescue!!! Speed breakers, for some, seem to be an unwanted lot in every sense of the phrase. They bulge out like excess fat from the waistline of even […]

Rumblers to replace speed breakers on highways in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In an important move to prevent road accidents in Odisha, the State Road and Transport department has decided to replace traditional speed breakers with rumblers. According to sources, the government has decided to remove all speed breakers from National and State Highways in a month and replace them with rumblers within a month. The […]