Accidents continue unabated even after roads expansion


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By Laxman Paudel, Bhairahawa, April 10: With the expansion and the upgradation of the road the number of accidents has also increased.

Though the traffic office has operated various programmes to manage traffic and reduce accidents the number of accidents and deceased is yet to reduce.

According to the District Traffic Police Office Rupandehi, a total of 162 accidents were reported in the fiscal year 2077/078 BS out of which 82 people were killed and 184 people were injured. 

Out of injured 116 people 105 males and 11 females were seriously injured. 

Similarly, in the fiscal year, 2078/079 BS 172 accidents were reported where 94 people lost their lives and 230 were injured. Out of those injured, a total of 171 including 137 males and 34 females were seriously injured. 

Though the number of accidents was decreased the number of deceased and seriously injured increased in the last two years. 

District Traffic Police Office Rupandehi informed that in the six months of the current fiscal year, Rupandehi witnessed 85 accidents, therefrom 44 people were killed, 59 were seriously injured and 20 people received normal injuries. 

With the increment of road networks and transportation vehicles, the number of accidents has also increased. 

Most of the accidents have taken place due to the over speed and negligence of drivers and mistakes also reason behind some accidents. 

According to the District Traffic Police Office Rupandehi's Chief Traffic Police Inspector Sakar Raj Panta, the highest number of accidents have been recorded along the Tilottama Municipality stretch of the Siddhartha Highway in the district. 

Lately, due to the increasing road pressure, limited roads, and carrying passengers beyond the capacity of vehicles, road quality and weather number of accidents has increased. 

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