High road accidents in Cuttack a matter of concern

Speeding vehicles were responsible for an alaramingly high percentage of fatal accidents in Cuttack.

It has become one of the highest fatalities in road mishaps among all the districts of the state.

As many as 379 road accidents were recorded in Cuttack in 2021 resulting in 190 fatalities.

To get a root cause of accident, the State Transport Authority analyzed the data received from State Crime Records Bureau. Getting over the data it was found that Tangi have recorded maximum number of accidents and deaths. As many as 57 road mishaps and 41 casualties were recorded in Tangi police limits which is the highest in Cuttack district. Much of it was reported along the NH passing through the district, particularly the Nirgundi-Tangi stretch.

According to the statistics,

most victims of the mishaps were two-wheeler riders (44 pc) followed by pedestrian walkers (33 pc).

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