STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Former Minister and President DCC Kathua Dr Manohar Lal Sharma has expressed deep shock on the loss of 9 precious lives and visited Medical College Bakshi Nagar Jammu to enquire about health condition of the persons injured in Malhar (Billawar) road accident and also assessed the treatment being given to them by the hospital authorities. Manohar expressed grief and shock and pain on the tragic accident near Binninullah on BillawarKatli -Malhar road and offered his heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved and prayed the almighty for the speedy recovery of the injured. He also showed serious concern on the rising road accidents day by day and further said instead of blaming administration and government for such accidents, emphasis should be given on the strict vigilance, proper condition of roads, condition and overloading of vehicles in order to avoid such accidents in future. “With the joint efforts by the administration, traffic police and also the commuters such accidents can be avoided”, he said adding that in far flung areas overloading is the main issue due to shortage of vehicles and requested the traffic police to check overloading besides monitoring the condition of vehicles plying there. He also urged the government to maintain proper condition of roads and start more vehicles on such roads to avoid overloading and accidents in future as loss of lives in such accidents is great loss to the society and the nation. He further urged the administration to provide necessary medical assistance free of cost to all the injured and extend all the requisite support to the families of the injured and also persons accompanying them so that they do not face any inconvenience. Manohar also requested the LG administration to ensure that requisite relief is provided and necessary ex-gratia given to kin of those who have lost lives in this accident as many of those who died were sole bread earners for their families. Jagjyot Singh Raina ( Secy. Youth Congress) and others also accompanied Dr Sharma during the visit.
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