Dear Editor, I am not a think tank but simply a person who would like to express the dance of death that are continually unabated on the roads of J&K State through your esteemed daily newspaper. The horrifying trail of accidents on roads throughout the length and breadth of J&K State continues unabated but that does not creates any whimper in the corridors of power.At least the way in which the accidents are treated as a routine affair by one and all in the administration suggest nothing but the indifferent attitude of helmsmen towards the precious lives of citizen.Not to talk of measures to contain ever increasing death toll with passenger and private vehicles rolling hundred or thousands of deep down the gorges along the killer roads of J&K State particularly Jammu Srinagar National Highway ,Batote-Kishtwar and Dida-Bhaderwah roads .The Keshwan Kishtwar accident is a horrifying one where 35 people lost their life and more than 21 people injured .The authority have completely failed to prevent mishaps even on account of careless driving in the urban areas.As roads are considered as the art tries connecting people with people but in the present scenario that arteries witnessing injuried person at one place and dead at other places.If a comparative study of militancy and road death is taken into account more deaths occured due to accidents than due to emergence of militancy since 1990 .Consequently the people are losing the near and dear once she in a jiffy.The main cause behind the road accidents are particularly in our Chenab Valley Distt of Doda and Kishtwar are rash and negligent driving ,use of alcohol while driving ,use of mobile phone by driver,overloading and dilapidated conditions of roads.Reasons have long been identified by the successive regimes yet the remedy is nowhere in sight till date.In fact routine case of accidents like recent Mughal and Kishtwar which claim 21 and 35 deaths are never seriously taken into account although Prime Minister of India express sadness on the death of people in Kishtwar. While the traffic police always runs lack of men force on the roads to regulate traffic ,why one not ponders over the option of utilizing the army of SPO’s who form part of security grid of our VIPs and are forced to do their menial jobs for the purposes which directly concerns the lives of the ruled ,if they really matter in the domestic schemes of things.Last but not if the Govt is running electric buses in Jammu city than why not providing SRTC buses to the twin Distt ,Doda and Kishtwar where the dance of deaths are increasing day by day.Providing maximum buses reduce rash and overloading that will help in reducing death rate due to roads accidents. Also the traffic police should not remain vigal and alert after accidents as usually seen but they should remain alert all the time in avoiding rash,overloading ,controlled speed and above all that helps in avoiding roads accidents. Mool Raj, Bhagota (Panjsoo), Distt & Doda.
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