Odisha: Bus owners’ outfit vows to be tough on drunken drivers in State Capital

Bhubaneswar: Amid widespread protests across India over the recently enacted ‘hit-and-run’ Law under Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita (BNS), the Bhubaneswar Bus Owners’ Association today vowed to be tough on the drunken drivers and conduct checking at different locations in the State Capital.

“The drive will begin from January 15 and will be done regularly,” a spokesperson stated.

Echoing a similar view, State Private Bus Owners’ Association treasurer Barada Acharya said, “Checking will be intensified at Baramunda Bus Terminal in Bhubaneswar. Stringent actions will be taken against those who will be found guilty. Drunken drivers will not be spared at any cost and will not be allowed to drive any bus. They will be completely banned.”

“Such a decision was taken keeping in mind the rising number of road accidents as well as deaths due to drunken driving,” the association treasurer asserted.

Meanwhile, Odisha Drivers’ Mahasangh supported the decision of the private bus owners’ outfit.

Worth mentioning that more than 30 persons died due to road mishaps in Odisha over the last seven days of the New Year. Several persons also sustained grievous injuries in the accidents.

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