SRINAGAR: Governor NN Vohra, has expressed grief on the tragic death of 15 persons in a road accident which occurred today at Udhampur district. He has conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved families and prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to those injured in the accident.
The Governor has been seriously concerned about the fatal accidents which having been occurring with sustained frequency on certain road stretches in the State. A Raj Bhavan Spokesperson informed that the Governor had recently addressed the Chief Minister about 40, 957 road accidents having taken place during 1.1.09-31.7.15, leading to 58,072 persons being injured and 6953 being killed.
On an average, thus 18 accidents take place in the state in which 25 persons are injured and more than 3 killed every day. In this context, the Governor has urged the Chief Minister to chair a special meeting of the Cabinet to determine and issue the required directives.