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Faridkot DC orders magisterial probe after doctor’s complaint: ‘Had to undergo spine surgery due to dug up road’

December 30, 2019 1:19 am

“Many other old persons must be suffering silently like me and even young people can suffer,” said the complaint, requesting the DC to instruct the contractor to repair the roads of Faridkot in public interest.

Mumbai: 166 killed in 522 accidents caused by potholes across state in 2018

December 24, 2019 2:26 pm

According to the study, 353 people were grievously injured in accidents where vehicles hit potholes. It has also found that 11.4 per cent of all victims died on curved roads, while 3.64 per cent died on under-construction roads.

HC issues notice to MP over a PIL against exemption of women from helmet rule

October 24, 2019 3:34 am

Appearing as petitioner-in-person, Himanshu Dixit, a third year student of The National Law Institute University, Bhopal, states in his petition that the exemption exposes women to danger.

Doctors: Driving on bad roads can lead to serious whiplash injuries, other problems

July 21, 2019 5:49 am

Chandigarh Newsline in a series of stories has highlighted the condition of Chandigarh roads and how Rs 50.73 crore spent in two years has literally gone down the drain.

Goa DGP defends 'Traffic Sentinel' scheme for citizens to report traffic offences

February 08, 2019 1:29 am

Tourism industry stakeholders have said the scheme is detrimental to the sector, and local residents have been protesting against the "sentinels" intruding their privacy. Both ruling and opposition MLAs have said the scheme can be misused.

‘Level of awareness about traffic rules among Chandigarh residents is high compared to people from other states’

January 07, 2019 6:00 am

Parminder Chabbra, 60, traffic marshal with Chandigarh traffic police since 2009, lost four of his family members in a road accident in 1985, which proved a turning point in his life. He tells Saurabh Prashar challan drives are essential for curbing traffic violations.

Kolkata: Deaths due to road accidents halved since 2014, says Police

January 06, 2019 3:23 am

“The latest data available till December 2018 shows a decrease in the number of deaths due to road accidents. Efforts are on to further reduce such accidents,” said a police officer.

Mumbai: Audit of arterial and minor roads to assess accident spots, safety design

December 17, 2018 3:23 am

The move came in the wake of a Supreme Court order that was passed a year ago to check rising number of accidents and deaths on state highways and other roads by removing engineering defects in the planning stage.

Mumbai road safety report: Of 490 deaths in 2017, 83% victims were men

December 09, 2018 1:37 am

The report states that elderly men and women have the highest risk while walking on roads and pedestrian death rate is higher among those aged 65 years and above.

Tamil Nadu state government has now enforced helmet rule; here is how you can comply

August 25, 2018 10:44 pm

The CTPD (Chennai Traffic Police Department) has said they will take strict action against the riders who are found without the helmet and assured they will take adequate measures by spreading more awareness to the public about the need of wearing helmets.


News in Numbers: Potholes claim more lives than terror attacks

July 16, 2018 9:45 am

#NewsInNumbers In 2017, potholes claimed more lives than terror and naxal attacks. See more: