Bhubaneswar: The Khodha district administration has made it compulsory for bikers to wear helmets while commuting on the flyover connecting Khandagiri and Rasulgarh on the highway.
The step has been taken to check frequent road accidents on Khandagiri-Rasulgarh section of NH-16 in Bhubaneswar.
“As per the recommendation of the District Road Safety Committee, I do hereby order to restrict bike riding without helmet on the flyover as provided under Section-115 of MV Act 1998 for a period from June 18, 2019 to July 17, 2019,” District Collector BS Poonia said in notification.
It is now mandatory for bike riders to wear helmets during movement on the highway failing which they will be liable for action as per the law, the notification said.
In order to closely monitor the movement of the riders, the traffic police will use CCTV installations at the black spots, sources said.
Earlier, Traffic Commissionerate had identified five black spots on the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack highway where speed breakers will be installed from morning hours to 9 pm daily.