About 600 people lose lives in road accidents caused by fog every year in Punjab, but the government is sleeping over the standard protocol developed to ensure safe road transportation during foggy weather conditions.
As per “Accidents in India”, a report of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, on an average 825 accidents took place due to fog every year in the past three years.
In these accidents, 578 persons were killed and more than 600 injured every year.
The matter had remained in news for a good time now. Taking note of the situation, the High Court had appointed a traffic adviser to the state government.
“On the lines of flood safety preparations, we had recommended that every year before the winter, the government should start preparations to deal with road safety amid foggy weather conditions,” said Asija.
He had even made department-wise recommendations to control road accidents, but the government failed to act and invited the wrath of the HC.