Four more interceptors on accident-prone roads in Orissa

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Bhubaneswar, Apr 22 (UNI) Concerned over rising accidents leading to loss of lives in Orissa,Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed to install interceptors on five important roads in the state.

Reviewing road safety at a high level meeting here, Mr Patnaik directed the authoritiesy to instal interceptors on five main roads in the state to check rush driving.

Official sources said the interceptors would be in force on the Sambalpur-Rourkela road, National Highway number 42 and 5, Express Highways and Puri-Bhubaneswar road.

While one interceptor had already been installed, four more would be soon used to control the high speed vehicles on the roads.

This apart, the Chief Minister also directed to put Breath Analyser against the people driving in a drunken state.

The government also decided to deploy three Trauma Care Ambulances to shift the injured people to the hospitals forthwith.

This year the government, the Chief Minister said, had provided Rs 1.67 crore on road safety as against a meagre Rs seven lakh allotted in the last year budget.

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