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Fatal road mishaps in NE Tripura declines by 28 per cent

AGARTALA, July 31 (TIWN): The number of road accidents has been reduced by 28 percent while death cases have been declined by 26 percent. The number of injured persons has been reduced by 164 percent reflecting better road management by the Traffic Unit. Superintendent of Police (SP), Traffic Unit Smriti Ranjan Das said that the sharp decline in the fatal road accidents has been possible due to positive action being taken by the authority with a full scale support from people as well as motor workers.

Besides, according to the official of the traffic department electronic traffic signal system would be installed in seven busy points of the capital town by next eight months ensuring better road management.

A total of 401 road accidents cases were registered during January to June 2014 while it has gone down to only 292 from January to June, 2015. Altogether 97 death cases were registered during January to June in 2014 and a total of 703 persons injured in these road mishaps. The death toll has gone down to 71 while the number of injured persons has also registered a sharp decline.

The seven places where electronic traffic signal system would be installed at Civil Secretariat, Negarjala, RMS Chowmuhani, IGM Chowmuhani, City Centre, Math Chowmuhani and Northgate.

A process for road marking, no parking board and bus stop display board has already got underway in the capital town which will certainly have a positive impact on the better road management system, said the official.

It is worthy to mention here that the road accidents gave the police in Tripura a tough time in 2012. Almost 70 per cent of the police action was concentrated on keeping roads and women safe.

According to reports of the state transport department, 1,018 road accidents were reported in 2012, which claimed 293 lives and left 1,387 injured. Unfortunately, out of the total injured, 52, including six children, have become crippled for life and over 345 are confined to their homes.


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