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BHUBANESWAR: Traffic related fatalities in the country have increased by 4.6 per cent in 2015 resulting in death of over two lakh persons. Quoting the figures from a report by World Health Organisation (WHO), Program Director (Road Safety) of World Resources Institute (WRI) Claudia Adriazola said WHO’s figures are significantly higher than that furnished by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) which reported 1.41 lakh accidental deaths in 2015.

Claudia, who was addressing the inaugural session of a three-day workshop ‘India Vision Zero – Safer Streets, Safer Cities’ here on Sunday, said city planners in India need to give a serious thought on creating ample space for cyclists and pedestrians.

Read more at:http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/More-space-for-pedestrians-bicyclists-in-cities-stressed/2016/09/19/article3624444.ece

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