Over 22 lakh vehicles older than 15 years in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha registers over 22 lakh vehicles, which are more than 15 years old, informed Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera here today. .

Out of 22,09,573 vehicles older than 15 years, as many as 11,43,026 vehicles are plying on roads after enforcement of new MV Act in Odisha, the minister said in Assembly.

Replying to a question asked by BJP legislator Mohan Majhi in the House, he said that total 18,683 persons have died in road mishaps in the past four years.

Revealing the death toll, Behera said that 4,463 deaths due to road accidents were reported in 2016 and 4,790 deaths in 2017.

Similarly, 5,315 persons were killed in 2018 and the road mishaps have claimed around 4,115 lives till September 2019, he said.

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