Accident Prevention: Police Commissioner directs to locate ‘black spots’ on NH

Bhubaneswar: In view of five back to back deaths in road accidents in Bhubaneswar within last three days, Twin City Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty yesterday directed the traffic department to identify the black spots along the National Highway (NH) passing through Cuttack-Bhubaneswar.

Laying emphasis on the regulation of vehicle speed in the city the Commissioner also directed the concerned officials to put up speed-breakers at those spots which are considered accident prone.

“I have issued a directive to the DCPs of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar to submit a revised report in connection with the identification of black spots in their respective areas. The step has been taken to curb further road accidents in the near future,” informed Mohanty while talking to media persons.

Notably, a father-son duo was killed after falling off the 30-feet-high Acharya Vihar flyover in Bhubaneswar on Monday after their scooter hit a protection wall on the road post being hit from behind by an unknown vehicle. They are identified as Gangadhar Maharana and his son Laxman Maharana of Nayagarh.

Similarly, at least two Plus II students had been killed near Fire Station Square on the same NH two days ago after falling under the wheels of a truck.

Earlier, State Public Works Department had put up speed-breakers and warning signs at three identified black spots in the city one each at, Satya Nagar Kali Mandir Square, Shastri Nagar Square and near BPCL Petrol pump in Chandrasekharpur.

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