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Chief Minister voices concern over increasing road mishaps
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Agartala, Sept 30 (TIWN): A total of 664 persons died in 2237 road mishap from 2011 to August 2013 informed Chief Minister Manik Sarkar here on Monday. He was replying to a short – duration notice moved by Congress MLA Asish Kumar Saha. He stated that from January 2013 to August 31,a total of 146 persons have fallen prey to the road accidents. Altogether 3081 persons suffered injuries in 2237 road accidents during the period.

    Expressing serious concern over the incidents of road mishap, Sarkar said such kind of incidents claimed precious lives. " Driving vehicles at high speed, tendency of over-taking and driving the car in intoxicated condition are major causes of road accidents in the state", he added.

    To avoid such road mishaps, Mr.Sarkar stressed on creating awareness of drivers as well pedestrians. The government has taken a series of steps to   address the problem.

      The chief minister informed that the government has already appointed a full-fledged SP to look after traffic system of the entire state. Besides, special task has been given to Addl SPs for all the eight states to regulate the traffic system.

    Asserting that the government is planning to cancel driving licence of a particular driver if he/she is responsible for three mishaps, the Traffic Unit has been identifying accident prone areas to address the problem.

     Round the clock traffic patrolling has been introduced on the NH-44 and the same system is enforced on the Agartala-Mohanpur-Khowai road

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