BHUBANESWAR: The Supreme Court committee on road safety has pulled up Odisha police for not recommending suspension of the driving licence (DL) of traffic violators on time.
The Bhubaneswar police now need not send the DL to Puri RTO for suspension.
Data obtained from state transport department reveals that the accident deaths shot to 2672 in first six months of 2018 from 2497 casualty recorded during the corresponding period in 2017.
Sources said total 4790 persons had died in accidents across the state in 2017 as against 4463 deaths in 2016.
“If a person’s DL was issued in Puri and he is caught violating traffic rules in Bhubaneswar, the RTO of Bhubaneswar is empowered to suspend his licence.
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