54 people killed, more than 1000 injured in 556 vehicle accidents since Phulpati



21 October, Kathmandu. From the day of Phulpati (October 16) till Thursday, 556 vehicle accidents have taken place across the country. According to Nepal Police, 54 people have died and 1 thousand 57 people have been injured in road accidents in the last 5 days.

Although the police did not compare with last year, it is estimated that there were more accidents this year than last year. According to Nepal Police spokesman Tek Prasad Rai, the accident rate has increased sharply on the fifth day of the festival. “We have prosecuted 1,530 vehicles for violating traffic rules since last year,” he said.

These figures show that the government’s promise to make Dashain Yatra safe this year has not been fulfilled.

According to Rai, the rush of passengers remains the same during Dashain, there are potholes and potholes on the roads and highways, vehicles running at high speed without mechanical check on such dilapidated roads are becoming victims of accidents on the highway during Dashain. .

“The problem was due to overload and high speed,” he says.

On Thursday itself, 17 people died when a bus crashed near Bridge No. 3 of Hetaunda-Amlekhganj section. Last Monday, two people were killed and 36 were injured in a bus accident near the Churiyamai temple on this road stretch. There have been many such accidents in the midst of Dashain this year as well. In which many organs have been mutilated.

In view of the increasing danger of accidents during Dashain, the government had issued a notification by making a rule that mandatory mechanical testing of vehicles traveling long and short distances from Kathmandu Valley should be done. However, the fake information could not prevent a possible accident during Dashain.

It is mandatory to have two drivers in long distance vehicles, to keep the phone number of the person concerned in the vehicle in such a way that the passengers can see it, to follow the time card and not to travel by hanging from the vehicle. The roof could not survive major accidents during Dashain.

The time card was also applicable in the Hetaunda-Amlekhganj section where major accidents took place on Monday and Thursday. However, accidents could not take place due to the ineffectiveness of the time card system.

According to police spokesperson Rai, such accidents are the sad result of the tendency to walk irrespective of the condition of the roads and vehicles. The police concluded that there was ever a risk of an accident due to the technical condition of many public vehicles such as passenger coaches operating on highways and in rural areas.

He says, ‘The road condition is not good, the mechanical condition of the vehicle has not been checked.


Source: OnlineKhabar

Himal Sanchar