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Chandigarh’s count: 354 accidents, 103 deaths since Jan

Reckless drivers have snuffed out 103 lives on city roads since January this year.

punjab Updated: Nov 20, 2015 21:33 IST
Gurpreet Singh Chhina
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In a majority of the accident cases, trucks, buses, loaded jeeps and two-wheelers are involved, say cops.(HT Photo)

Reckless drivers have snuffed out 103 lives on city roads since January this year.

Unsafe driving practices have resulted in 354 accidents till November 15.

In majority cases, trucks, buses, loaded jeeps and two-wheelers are involved, say cops.

According to official records, Madhya Marg (from PGI to Housing Board chowk) and Dakshan Marg (from the entry point of Chandigarh (Zirakpur side) to Sector 25) have emerged the “favourite speeding zones” of offenders.

The data reveals that 42 two-wheeler occupants and 35 pedestrians have been killed in accidents caused by rash and negligent driving since January.

Cops claimed regular ‘nakas’ were being set up to keep tabs on offenders. The traffic wing has formed a special cell to study cause of accidents.

SSP, traffic, Maneesh Chaudhary said as many as 1,068 persons had challaned for for dangerous driving while 27,553 challans were issued to violators for speeding.

Total accidents: 354 (till Nov 15)

Persons killed- 103 (male 76, female 27)

Person injured- 294 (male 225, female 69)