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Drunk Driving A Major Cause Of Road Accidents In Odisha

08 July 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: Drunken drivers are most vulnerable to meet accidents and this has been one of the major causes of road mishaps in Odisha.

On the sidelines of Odisha State Road Safety Committee meeting today, Transport and Commerce Department Secretary G Srinivas said that a multi-dimensional approach needs to be adopted to check drunk-drivers.

Precious lives are being lost due to sheer recklessness of drivers in Odisha and drunken driving has been a primary factor apart from overspeeding, he said.

"We are chalking out a plan to intensify enforcement activities to check drunk driving across the State. While in the urban areas the enforcement activity has been satisfactory, at the district levels the drives have to be intensified," he added.

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G Srinivas, Transport and Commerce Secretary, Odisha