Road accidents in city highest in State: DC

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 9: Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner M Amgamuthu has said that the number of death in accidents in Assam is a matter of serious concern in the country.

He was speaking at the iuguration of the 28th Road Safety Week programme at Rabindra Bhawan in the city organized by Kamrup District Administration Path Suraksha Samiti, in collaboration with the District Transport Department today.

Angamuthu said: “The number of road accidents in Guwahati is the highest in the State. Such accidents occur among people from 17-35 years of age, and of them around 50.4 per cent of people lose their lives. It’s awareness that can reduce accidents.”

The DC asked the PWD (Roads) to take measures in the accident-prone roads in the city.

DCP (administration) Arabinda Kalita said: “Most of the accidents occur among youths below 20 years of age. Fifty per cent of accidents can be avoided if people drive with caution.”

GMC Commission Sanjib Gohain Baruah, DTO (registration and license) Pradip Nunisa, Regiol Transport Authority secretary Bapon Kalita and others were present at the programme.

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