PM promises reforms to curb road accidents

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
PM promises reforms to curb road accidents

Oct 7, 2014-

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed his commitment to check on rampant road accidents by initiating institutional reforms. His statement comes a day after 30 people were killed and five dozen more injured in a bus accident in Doti district.

In his condolence message to the families of the victims of Monday’s deadly accident, PM Koirala has also proposed a solution to control road accidents. He said the concerned authorities will monitor capacity and load of the vehicles on regular basis to avert accident in the coming days.

The premier also made commitment to take steps to improve the condition of the roads to the needs and demands of local people, conduct regular check-ups of vehicles to minimise the accidents.

The PM expressed his heartfelt tribute to the accident victims and wished speedy recovery to the injured. “At this moment of grief, I promise to take up institutional efforts in order to stop the human casualties due to road accidents in the coming days,” he said in a statement released by the PMO.

Overload, poor condition of roads and lax monitoring are blamed for most road

accidents. Meanwhile, the government has formed a committee to probe into the Doti bus accident.

The panel headed by Rabindra Shrestha, joint-secretary at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation, will submit the report to the government within 15 days.

UCPN (M) slams lax transport mgmt

The main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) said on Tuesday that road accidents are increasing by the day due to lack of concrete policy on the transport management. Expressing sadness over Monday’s Doti bus accident, the party urged the government to improve the road and transportation system in the rural areas.

 

Two killed in Bolero plunge

SINDHULI: Two persons died and 10 others were injured when a Bolero en route to Kathmandu from Ghurmi in Udaypur district met with an accident at Bhubaneshwori-8, Sindhuli on Tuesday. The vehicle (Ba 1 Ja 3789) plunged some 80 feet down into the Sunkoshi river after colliding with a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction. Police identified the deceased as Milina Rai of Khotang and Dharmaraj Bhujel of Bhojpur. The injured were taken to Kathmandu for treatment. Two of the injured are said to be in critical condition. (PR)

 

Published: 08-10-2014 09:19

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