Odisha Govt issues deadline for road repair to avoid accidents

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Bhubaneswar: In a bid to avoid road accidents in the state, Odisha Government on Wednesday issued a deadline for urgent repair of dilapidated roads. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi held a high-level meeting at the State Secretariat in this regard.

The Chief Secretary has asked the concerned officials to complete the road repair work across the state by March 5, 2018, informed the sources.

A State Management Group will be constituted comprising of heads of different departments who would expedite the traffic awareness campaign across the state.

Traffic volunteer system will be implemented in four cities of the state namely Rourkela, Berhampur, Sambalpur and Balasore, added the sources.

The state government has decided to strictly enforce the traffic regulations in urban areas to check rising number of road mishaps on National Highways (NHs) passing through the urban areas. The state road agencies have been directed to share their design on connecting approach road with NH and the designs are to be made as per the direction of NH authorities.

Transport Commissioner, Madhusudan Padhi said that a special campaign will also be undertaken to create awareness among drivers and supporting staff of trucks and buses.

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