Syed Asgar Ali grieved over loss of lives in Doda road accident.

‘Provide ex gratia to the bereaved families’

SRINAGAR, Oct 28: Apni Party General Secretary Syed Asgar Ali on Thursday expressed profound grief over the loss of precious lives in Doda road mishap wherein eight persons were killed as a minibus rolled down into a deep gorge.

In a statement issued here, Asgar Ali termed the hapless road accident as extremely unfortunate while raising concerns over the startling increase in the number of road accidents on high-altitude roads.

“The administration must ensure that the vehicle drivers strictly follow the requisite traffic schedules and guidelines in letter and spirit so that such heart-rending mishaps can be positively avoided,” he said.

Ali also demanded a thorough investigation with regards to the abnormal spike in such accidents that pose a great threat to the lives of commuters besides constituting special checking squads at these roads whose presence will further bolster the necessary road safety.

“I appeal to the Lt. Governor-led administration to take appropriate measure in regards with maintaining the safety of the passengers so that no further lives are lost in these ill-fated road accidents,” he asserted.

Besides, he demanded an adequate ex gratia for the bereaved families at an earliest. He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to the injured.