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Meeting with motor workers held at PHQ says Smriti Ranjan Das (SP, Traffic)
Meeting with motor workers held at PHQ says Smriti Ranjan Das (SP, Traffic)
PHOTO : Road accident at Ashram Chowmuhani, Agartala. TIWN File Photo

AGARTALA, April 30 (TIWN): To curb the number of increasing number of road mishap in the state a meeting was held with the motor workers at Police Head Quarter (PHQ) recently. Taking to TIWN on Wednesday Smriti Ranjan Das (SP, Traffic) said that in the meeting we have tried to aware the motor workers regarding the issues like overtaking, overloading and over speeding. The motor workers have said that they will obey the traffic rules.

Smriti Ranjan Das further said that lack of parking place, poor awareness among locals and defunct signal posts have led to a spurt in accident related cases in the capital city Agartala and other parts here in Tripura. The town, which is expanding at a fast pace, has no parking space for vehicles. The locals face difficulty in commuting on busy thoroughfares as vehicles are parked on the roads leading to traffic congestion.   

Road traffic accidents the leading cause of death by injury and the tenth leading cause of all deaths globally now make up a surprisingly significant portion here in Tripura also.

The city had witnessed a rise in vehicular traffic and there have also been instances of underage drivers driving rashly. This posed a great risk not only to their-own lives but also to others. Stunned over the rising graph of road mishaps, the city traffic police have also geared up to prevent frequent road accidents, especially in city areas.

Traffic police records claim that mostly people from minors to old age were crushed to death by a speeding vehicles on street has forced the traffic police administration and the departments concerned to chalk out a strategy to prevent such accidents.

During the years (2009-10 and 2010-11) as many as 1748 road accidents took place that killed 453 persons. A total of 2573 persons were injured in the same period. Add to it were 291 persons who were killed in 1015 road accidents in the year 2012, 1382 person more were injured. 

The statistics said, the number of vehicles, which were 58,581 in the year 2001, goes up 66,507 in the year 2002. Gradually the increasing trend for number of vehicles has been continue in the year 2010 it stand 1,60,119 vehicles. But in the year 2011 it abruptly rise to 2, 10,331 vehicles and in the year 2012 it stand at 2, 60,227 vehicles across Tripura.

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