DIG takes cognisance of increasing deaths in mishaps involving heavy vehicles
Taking the increasing number of accidents by dumpers in the state Director Traffic (DIG) Kewal Khurana has asked explanation from all district in-charges that why strict actions are not being taken against the police personnel responsible for such accidents. In his order letter to all districts, he emphasised on enforcement of the prohibition of heavy vehicles operation during the restriction hours.
According to the information provided by state traffic directorate, from the month of January to October total 63 accidents were reported with heavy vehicles in which 46 lost their lives while 36 were gravely injured. The maximum numbers of accidents 21 were reported in Udham Singh Nagar in which 18 people died and 15 were reportedly injured. In the provisional state capital Dehradun, total 17 accidents were reported in which 12 people lost their lives and eight were reportedly injured. Third highest accidents were reported in Nainital where 13 accidents have been reported till the month of October, in which eight people died while six were gravely injured.
Nil accidents were reported in Uttarkashi, Pauri, Almora, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh district due to heavy vehicles. Seven accidents were reported in Haridwar in which five people died and six were reportedly injured. In Chamoli two accidents have been reported in which one person died and one person was reported injured. In Rudraprayag and Tehri one-one accident were reported and one person died in each district under this category. No injured person was reported.
In Champawat one road accident was reported due to heavy vehicles but no casualties were there.
It is pertinent to mention here, according to senior officials it was recent case of a female student dying in Ramnagar after getting hit by a dumper during restriction hours is also one of the major reasons behind this order.
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 | PNS | Dehradun
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