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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 27:

In a bid to curb road accidents, the Odisha Government has decided to conduct regular checking of driving licences (DLs) on national and state highways. A decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi at the State Secretariat here today.

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“It has been decided to set up 8 more trauma care centres in the state in order to provide immediate treatment to people injured in road accidents. The Government had recently identified accident-prone spots in 26 districts of the state. Such spots in 4 more districts will be identified soon,” the chief secretary said after the meeting.

Among others, Development Commissioner, Transport Department secretary and other concerned officials were present in the meeting.