Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (LocalWire): Odisha government has identified 12 black spots across the National Highways in the state prioritizing road safety measures, to reduce the rate of fatalities.
Corrective measures like installation of retro-reflective tapes at meridian intersection points with solar-powered blinkers have been initiated bringing down accidents in four of the identified black spots.
A black spot is defined as a 500-metre-stretch of road where either five accidents occurred or where 10 fatalities were registered in a three-year period.
The identified black spots are Jamijhadi chowk (Balasore district), Khandagiri chowk, Hansapala cut, Mancheswwar, Patrapada chowk, Aigania chowk, Palasuni Chowk, Govindpur-Manguli chowk (all NH 5) Kapursingh Chowk, Radhakishorepur Chowk (NH 55) and Gosala chowk (NH 55).
The National Highway authorities had been asked to put in place proper signages and signals on the highways and bypass roads leading to urban areas.