Panel Formed On Accidents In Chenab

Panel Formed On Accidents In Chenab

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday constituted a five-member committee to ascertain reasons for increasing cases of road accident in the hilly terrain of Chenab valley.
According to an order issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), the committee will suggest measures for making the Batote-Doda-Kishtwar highway accident- free, in compliance with directions of the high court.
Engineer-in-chief (secretary technical), Public Works (roads and buildings) Department, will be the chairman of the committee whose other members are secretary of Road Safety Council, executive director of National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), Jammu office, superintending engineer, Public Works (R&B) Department circle Doda and senior superintendent of police (traffic), Rural Jammu.
In December last year, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh hearing a petition had directed the government to constitute a committee of experts to ascertain the reasons for frequent road accidents on the highway in the Chenab valley comprising Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda districts.

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