Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Nov 25:
As many as 235 black spots have been identified on national and state highways in Odisha, officials said today.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi today chaired a high level meeting with the officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) at the state secretariat here to discuss road safety.
Padhi told reporters that as many 120 sites vulnerable to accidents were identified on National Highways and 115 on State Highways.
“Signages and rumblers will be put up at accident prone sites by December 31. Besides, road repairs and curvy roads will be straightened for which land will be acquired and forest clearance will be be taken,” Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said.
Officials from Transport Department, Road and Building (R&B) Department, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) among others participated in the meeting.
Notably, the state government had identified 214 black spots last year. The stretches between Meramundali-Redhakhol, Khallikote –Girisola, Jharsuguda-Sambalpur, Baramunda-Khurda, Pipili-Samantrapur, Bhasma-Baragan, Koraput-Jeypore and Vedvyas-Sundargarh were identified as the most accident-prone.