Road Accidents Kill 12 People Every Day In Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Commerce and Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu on Friday informed the Odisha Assembly that on an average of 12 people are killed every day in road accidents in the state.

The minister, in a written reply, said during 2008-2018, a total of 43,312 people have died and 61,884 seriously injured in road accidents. Referring to the action taken by the state government during 2008-2016, Sahu said the driving license of 82,762 people has been cancelled for reckless driving and driving vehicles without licence.

“The transport authorities have collected a fine of more than Rs 1.5 crore for driving without license and more than Rs 2 crore for reckless driving,” he added.

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