29 November 2022

Dehradun : Amid increasing number of road accidents in the state. Champawat district magistrate Narendra Singh Bhandari on Monday warned the executive engineer of the national highway Lohaghat section that stringent action will be initiated against him if any accident took place on the Tanakpur – Champawat road stretch. Bhandari, in a letter to the executive engineer, said stringent action would be initiated under relevant sections of IPC and the disaster management act

The DM, who is also the chairman of the district disaster management authority, expressed his anger after examining the NH – 9 which is still a pothole-filled road. The road was closed for at least three hours in August due to landslides after heavy rains in the Kumaon region.

Engineer to face the music if
Engineer to face the music if

Repairing work that resumed after the monsoon was progressing at a very slow pace.

Due to a landslide NH – 9 during the monsoon, the road was damaged but the debris is yet to be cleared from several spots. Also, no road safety measures are taken in accident-prone areas. Result in the NH has been quite dangerous to ply on for the commuters, ” the DM said.

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