Tarigami, Hakeem Yaseen express grief over Kishtwar road accident

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Srinagar, Sep 14: CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami has expressed shock and grief over the tragic road accident in Thakrie area of Kishtwar in which 17 persons died and 16 were injured.
In a statement issued here, the CPI (M) leader expressed his deep sorrow over the tragic loss of precious lives and conveyed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families.
Tarigami urged the government to provide free of cost medical treatment to the injured persons and ex-gratia to the families of deceased.
Voicing concern over growing road accidents in the state, Tarigami asked the government to come out with a report on action taken over recommendations of a House Committee headed by him that was constituted to prepare a comprehensive report on causes and measures to bring down the number of road mishaps in the state especially in erstwhile Doda District.
He said over six years have passed since the panel submitted its report, but the government is yet to come out with its action taken report on the recommendations.“This speaks volumes about the government’s indifferent attitude towards this serious issue”.
“The repeated road accidents in Doda, Kistwar, Ramban and Udhampur districts is a grave concern for all of us.”
Chairman PDF and MLA, Khansahib Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen has expressed his grief and sorrow over the tragic road accident at Thakrie area of Kishtwar in Jammu region on Friday morning, in which about 16 passengers were killed besides injuries to many others.
Reportedly the passengers were travelling in an ill-fated mini-bus (Matador JK17-0663) that skidded off the road and fell down about 250 ft deep into Chenab River at Tahtgan area near Kudiyapul in Thakrie area of Bhandarkot.
While conveying his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families, Hakeem Yaseen has urged for ex-gratia relief and Government jobs for next of the kins who got killed in the accident. He has also called for free specialized treatment to the injured passengers.
Hakeem Yaseen has also urged the need for ensuring all the required safety measures enroute Batote-Kishtwar-Doda-Bhaderwah route for the passengers.
Observing that Batote-Kishtwar-Doda Highway has become a death trap where precious human lives get lost almost daily, Hakeem Yaseen has called for a high level investigation to pin point the loopholes that cause such tragic accidents on this route. He has demanded stringent punishment for the officers of traffic and transport department found guilty of dereliction in duty. (KNS)