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Guv concerned at rising road accidents
Admin asked to take stern action against violators
7/2/2019 11:56:11 PM
Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report
SRINAGAR, July 2: Worried over the rise in number of accidents on the national highway and other roads in Jammu region, Governor Satya Paul Malik has directed the authorities to take stern action against the traffic violators.
The Governor has also directed officials to constitute special checking squads to curb the increasing road accidents in the region. "Road accidents, especially on the national highway and other roads of Jammu are assuming alarming proportions. There are standard rules and instructions for vehicle drivers about how to drive safe in mountainous regions. But unfortunately the vehicle drivers are not following the standard rules for road safeties," sources quoted Governor as having said in a high level meeting.
Sources told Early Times that the Governor has said that JK state is not the lone example where the national highway and other link roads pass over hills and gorges. "The graph of road accidents shows that most of the road accidents happen due to fault of the drivers and only few because of fault of pedestrians. It means that the transport authorities have to focus on why the drivers are the main cause of accidents and how that situation can be brought under control," one of the officials said.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had conducted research on the reasons for increasing road accidents in JK and has observed that the lack of education, enforcement, engineering and emergency is the main reasons for the growing accidents.
Latest tragic accident was on Monday when 35 people lost their lives in Kishtwar. According to official figures, around 6,000 road accidents have been reported annually for the last two years in the state. The actual number, according to officials, would be much higher as lots of such incidents go unreported.
Sources said that in 2015, 917 people lost their lives in 5,800 road accidents. In 2016, 910 lives were claimed and over 8,000 suffered injuries by road accidents in the state especially in Jammu region. That means three people die on an average daily in the state.
Between 2011 and 2014, 3960 people lost their lives by road accidents and more than 30,000 people were injured in over 20,000 road accidents.
"The number of road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir which claim around one thousand lives per year is double than the national average based on population of the state," a Traffic police official said.
"Over 60 percent of the total natural deaths had been caused by road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir while the national average is around 30 percent," he added.
Sources also said that Jammu and Kashmir topped the list of "high accidental death-prone areas" in a National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) survey conducted in 2013, which found that an accident in Jammu and Kashmir state has a 64 percent chance of causing death as opposed to 36.4 percent for all of India.
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