Authorities unmoved by loss of precious lives in road mishaps: Altaf
Srinagar, April 01: Expressing serious concern over
rising road accidents and loss of lives therein, former finance minister Syed
Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday said that it seems the casualties in road
mishaps are taken as mere statistics by the concerned authorities in Jammu and
Referring to the latest road accident in which six
persons were killed and another injured in Ujhan Dhandkote village in Darhal
area of Rajouri district on Sunday, Bukhari said that authorities concerned
seem to be unmoved by loss of precious lives in the state.
“My heart goes out for the bereaved families who have
lost their loved ones in this mishap. I express my heartfelt sympathies with
them and pray for eternal peace to the departed souls. I also wish a speedy
recovery for the injured,” Bukhari observed.
The former finance minister said the increasing road
accidents in Jammu and Kashmir have assumed alarming proportions.
“Unfortunately the authorities concerned seem to be unmoved by these mishaps
and the lives consumed therein are now taken as mere figures,” he said, adding
that the issue assumes much significance because day-in and day-out, the
reports of these fatal accidents are pouring in, especially from the mountainous
regions of the State.
Bukhari remarked that it has been found that the
vehicle drivers are not following set standard rules and safety instructions in
mountainous regions of the state causing huge loss of lives.
“The Governor led administration must go for some
tangible measures to prevent such frequent heart wrenching mishaps in the state
especially in border districts,” Bukhari urged, further demanding a tough
action against the traffic violators who mostly cause these accidents consuming
precious lives in the state.
“The traffic department must constitute more special
checking squads especially in mountainous terrains of the State to stop these