Jammu: Concerned over frequent road mishaps
in hilly areas, the Jammu and Kashmir government has roped in
Central Road Research Institute to suggest remedial measures
to check these accidents.
"Road mishaps in Doda-Kishtwar and other hilly districts
in Jammu region are of great concern...a comprehensive
strategy is required to address the problem...CRRI has been
roped in to conduct a detail survey and formulate report
suggesting remedial measures to check these accidents," Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah said here on Tuesday.
He was addressing a board meeting of twin districts Doda
The Chief Minister said a new fleet of SRTC buses would
be added to the present one plying in the accident prone areas
to augment the transport facilities and reduce the chances of
accidents due to overloads and aged vehicles.