Ramban accident: Govt constitutes inquiry committee, to submit report in 7 days

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday constituted a 5-Member Committee to conduct an inquiry into the October 6 accident near KelaMorh on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban in which 22 people died and several others suffered injuries.

“The Committee comprises of Deputy Commissioners of Udhampur and Ramban, SSP Ramban, Regional Transport Officer Jammu, and Project Director, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) Jammu,” an order issued by the Principal Secretary to the Government Transport Department, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, reads.

The Committee, according to an order, shall look into the reasons of the accident, fix responsibility, if any, on official agencies, measures to be taken to prevent recurrence of such accidents on highway and in Doda and Kishtwar including the measures for providing medical aid and evacuation in the event of accident and general suggestions for regulating traffic to ensure smooth movement on the highway in view of the ensuing fruit season and weather disruptions during the winter season.

The Committee has been directed to submit a detailed report within 7 days.