In a latest assembly chaired by improvement commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena, the federal government requested the commerce and transport division to discover the feasibility of formulating the Street Security Act. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Gujarat have already enacted it. Moreover, Kerala and Tamil Nadu have additionally appointed street security commissioners. The creation of a street security commissionerate or directorate in Odisha has been into account for fairly a while.
“One senior IAS or IPS officer with a minimal 16 years of expertise could also be posted underneath the transport commissioner to take care of the street security. New posts for street security could also be created. The commerce and transport division may go in direction of the enactment of a state street security authority Act,” learn an official letter.
The event assumes significance within the wake of street fatalities having elevated by 21% from 2014 (3,931 deaths) to 4,738 deaths in 2019 regardless of the Supreme Court committee on street security’s path to carry down the accident deaths by 50% by 2020. The fatality price (dying per 100 accidents) is about 48.2% in Odisha as in comparison with the nationwide common of 36.6%.
The variety of accident deaths, too, elevated to 1,877 between January and April this yr from 1,471 through the corresponding months in 2020, taking the rise to a disturbing 27.60%.
Besides Deogarh, Ganjam, Puri and Sonepur, all different 26 districts witnessed a rise in accident deaths. “The district collectors have been requested to submit experiences on the explanations for the irregular rise in accidents and deaths inside 15 days. They’ve additionally been requested whether or not they want any assist from the state authorities,” state transport secretary Madhu Sudan Padhi’s letter to the district collectors on Friday learn.
The federal government has requested the freeway patrol groups to enhance their efficiency. Although the freeway patrol system was launched on 19 mini-stretches within the state to implement the site visitors guidelines and instantly shift accident victims to the close by hospitals, their efficiency has not been passable, Padhi’s letter learn.