Jammu- The Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday visited the Government Medical College (GMC) here to inquire about the health of civilians who miraculously survived in the deadly bus accident in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.
39 passengers were killed and over a dozen others injured when the bus they were travelling in, skidded off the road and rolled down into a 300-foot gorge in Doda district on Wednesday.
Sinha, according to officials, met the accident survivors and inquired about their well being. He assured them of all the help from the administration.
The LG also met the team of doctors and medical staff and emphasized that no effort should be spared in their treatment. The doctors at the GMC briefed the LG on the conditions of the injured.
The tragic road accident, believed to be the biggest in years, prompted the Jammu and Kashmir administration to set up a three-member panel to probe the circumstances leading to the bus accident.
Meanwhile, the administration has started extensive traffic checking drives in the district following the deadly bus accident.
The officials from various departments in Doda laid special nakas and conducted traffic checking at different locations along the highway and sensitive areas, an official spokesperson said.
During the inspection, four vehicles were fined for overloading while one bus was seized under Section 207 of the Motor Vehicles Act.
The Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) in Doda, under the supervision of ARTO Rajesh Gupta, also actively participated in conducting checkpoints at sensitive areas. The inspection team from MVD Doda led by the inspector of MVD department Doda conducted the checking operation on national highways regarding the traffic violation. The inspection primarily focused on verifying vehicle licenses, insurance, helmets, and overloading issues, the spokesperson added.
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