Altaf Bukhari calls for strict enforcement of road safety rules
Srinagar, Jun 27: Former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari has expressed deep shock and grief over the loss of precious lives in a tragic road accident that took place near Peer Ki Gali along Mughal road in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday
“I am deeply pained at the loss of lives of eleven students including nine girls. My heart goes out for the bereaved families. I am also pained for the seven others who sustained injuries in this fatal accident. I pray for their speedy recovery,” Bukhari said, in a condolence message issued here.
Expressing serious concern over the recurring road accidents in the State, Bukhari urged the governor led administration to take immediate measures to prevent such frequent heart wrenching mishaps in the region. The former minister said that despite the set standard rules and instructions for vehicle drivers about how to drive safely in such hilly regions, it has been found that the vehicle drivers are unfortunately not following the standard rules for road safeties.
While demanding immediate release of ex gratia relief to the bereaved families, Bukhari expressed solidarity with them. The former finance minister prayed for the eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery for those who sustained injuries in this tragic road accident. (KNS)