Kishtwar, April 22
Expressing grief over the tragic incident at Kuligad Dhrabhshala in which two persons died, Minister of State for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma today visited the spot to take stock of the road condition. The Minister along with the Superintending Engineer R&B Doda/Kishtwar/Ramban, Niaz Bandey, ADC Kishtwar Kishori Lal Sharma, Executive Engineer Doda, Bhushan Lal Thusoo and Executive Engineer Kishtwar Maninder Kumar, visited the spot to ascertain the situation and condition of road on which work is being initiated by NHIDCL on war footing basis.
The Minister expressed anguish over the incident and urged upon the authorities to be vigilant so as to avoid loss of lives. “All we need to do is better implementation with honesty,” he said. After the visit the Minister convened an emergency meeting with the officers at Thathri Dak Bungalow and discussed the measures for alternate road for which Executive Engineer R&B has been directed to Submit DPR within days.
The Minister also called MD NHIDCL Anand Kumar for taking a decision to declare the areas a susceptible zone which was approved on the directions on the Minister.