PM instructs authorities to thrash out road safety policies
December 17, 2019 09:30 AM NPT
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KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Taken aback by the loss of lives in the recent road accidents, Prime Minister KP Oli on Monday directed government authorities to thrash out policies to prevent road accidents in the country.
The prime minister summoned Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basanta Nembang, officials from the ministries and security agencies and instructed them to draft and implement a work plan for road safety, said his secretariat in a statement.
“I became emotional yesterday. I couldn’t sleep and eat well as I went through the news of a toddler who was left at the hospital bed after losing his mother in the bus accident. Maybe, my health condition could be a reason,” Oli’s secretariat quoted the prime minister as saying at the meeting.
At least 15 people were killed when the bus chartered by pilgrims crashed in Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday while returning from Kalinchowk Bhagawati temple in Dolakha district.
Prime Minister Oli further instructed the government agencies to implement tough exams and safety measures for the drivers of public transportation vehicles.
According to the statement, Prime Minister Oli also asked the authorities to monitor the carrying capacity of the vehicles, skills of the drivers,