Govt failed to check transport violations in J&K: NC

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Jammu, Nov 20: Mubarak Gul, senior NC leader and former Speaker of J&K Legislative Assembly on Monday slammed the incumbent government for its failure to take adequate measures to curb the rising number of road accidents in Jammu and Kashmir.

While interacting with the senior colleagues of the party at Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan here, the senior NC leader said that the LG led Administration has turned a blind eye towards the plight of the people who are losing their lives in road accidents on a regular basis.

Mubarak Gul expressed deep concern over the recent Assar Doda accident, in which 39 people have lost their lives and nearly 17 received severe injuries. He said that such incidents are a stark reminder of the government’s apathy towards the safety of its citizens. He asserted that the government has failed to implement the recommendations of a committee formed during his tenure as Speaker of the J&K Assembly to curb road accidents. “The committee had submitted a comprehensive report with detailed recommendations, but the government has failed to act on it.”

The former Speaker said that the government’s inaction has resulted in the loss of countless lives and has caused immense pain and suffering to the families of the victims.

“The government needs to wake up from its slumber and take immediate action to address this issue,” he said, adding that the recommendations of the committee should be implemented without any further delay to stop the frequent accident in hilly areas.”

The NC leader also called for a thorough investigation into the Doda accident and said that those responsible for the tragedy should be held accountable. “The government needs to ensure that such incidents do not happen again. The safety of the people should be its top priority,” he added.

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