3288 persons killed in 18786 road accidents in J&K

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 15:22

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government
today said as many as 3,288 persons were killed and 27,165
injured in 18,786 accidents in the state during last three
years.

"During the years 2009, 2010 and 2011, 18,786 accidents
took place as a result of which 3,288 persons were killed and
27,165 received injuries," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said
in a written reply to a question by Naresh Gupta in the
Legislative Council here today.

Of these, 1,126 persons were killed and 8,348 injured in
6,006 accidents in 2009, 1,042 were killed, 8,709 were injured
in 6,136 accidents in 2010 and 1,120 were killed, 10,108
injured in 6,644 accidents in 2011, he said.

Of these accidents, 14,861 accidental cases have been
presented in court of law, he said adding seven accused
persons were sentenced during the period.

Government has taken several measures to minimise the
road accidents, he said adding Motor Vehicles Act have been
amended in 2011 and Jammu and Kashmir Motor Vehicles rules
1991 were amended in February 2012 to make the penalty
provision more stringent in order to deter the offenders.

A proposal to further amend Motor Vehicles Act in the
backdrop of recommendation of the Sunder Committee is under
consideration, he said.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 15:22
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