Nearly 2 dozens accident-prone spots identified in and around Odisha capital

Total 504 people were killed and 855 suffered grievous injuries in road accidents in Khordha district from January, 2019 to December,2020.      

Khordha: To prevent road mishaps, the State Transport Authority (STA) has identified as many as 23 black spots and vulnerable stretches on different roads coming under NH-16 and 57 in Khordha district.

As many as 20 black spots have been identified on NH-16 from Nakhara to Barakul covering 114 kilometre approximately.

  1. Pahala to Rudrapur Cut
  2. Acharya Vihar to Satsang Vihar
  3. Gangapada Chhak
  4. Pitapali Chhak
  5. Khandagiri Chhak to Kolathia Chhak
  6. Aiginia to Patrapada
  7. Gohira Chhak
  8. Kalinga Vihar Chhak
  9. Tamando overbridge
  10. Palasuni Chhak
  11. Hanspal Chhak
  12. Lingipur Cut to NH
  13. KKMB College Square to Khordha Sadar police station
  14. Rameswar Chhak to Jankia police station
  15. Chandeswar to Kuhudi Petrol Pump
  16. Near Nachuni petrol pump
  17. Solari railway station to Naval Outpost
  18. AG Square to Raj Bhawan
  19. Ram Mandie Chhak to Master Canteen
  20. Bomikhal

Besides, three black spots have been identified on various roads under NH-57 from Khordha to Bolgarh covering 37.7 kilometre. They are Tartua (near ITBP), Tikatala and Bolagarh.     

At a meeting, Khordha district’s Parliamentary Constituency Committee for Road Safety  today revealed that 504 people were killed and 855 suffered grievous injuries in road accidents in Khordha district from January, 2019 to December,2020.

As per the data shared by the panel, rash driving has been the major cause of accidents. Highest 321 road accidents took place in the district last year (from January-December 2020) due to rash driving and negligence.

The committee said regular MV enforcement is being conducted by RTO and police personnel and measure emphasis is being given on wearing of helmet and seat belt, use of mobile phone while driving, drunken driving, overload, wrong way driving, etc.

The panel informed that a record of 3001 DLs have been suspended in the district in January and February this year.  Between January and December last year, total  1962 DLs were suspended. Besides, a total of 1703 challans were issued for over speeding in the first two months this year. Moreover, 191 and 285 challans have been issued for driving without helmet and seat belt, respectively.

BJD MPs Amar Patnaik and Pinaki Mishra were present at the meeting.

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