The death of 25 tourists in a bus crash in Uttarakhand has prompted the Madhya Pradesh government to address road safety issues in the state. The government has decided to set up a three-member panel to prepare a report on road accidents, especially passenger buses.
This committee will consist of three cabinet ministers – Gopal Bhargava (PWD Minister), Govind Singh Rajput (Minister of Transport) and Arvind Singh Bhadoria (Minister of Cooperatives and Public Service), who will be responsible for reviewing activities undertaken to road safety. In addition to examining the causes of road accidents in the state, the committee will also seek the necessary measures to be adopted for this purpose.
A decision on this was made during the discussion on the Uttarakhand bus accident. At least 25 people from Madhya Pradesh have been killed after the bus they were traveling in fell into a deep gorge on Sunday. All those who died in the crash were from the Panna-Chhatarpur districts of Madhya Pradesh.
During a discussion with cabinet ministers on Tuesday, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed concern over a bus accident in Uttarakhand. He insisted on the need to examine the cause of the accidents and also asked for suggestions to remedy them.
The Chief Minister also expressed the need to analyze the causes of recent road accidents in different districts – Betul, Khandwa, Rewa and Panna. Subsequently, he ordered the formation of a group of three ministers to prepare a report on road safety problems in the state.
A recent bus accident took place in Rewa district on Tuesday where a bus carrying about 30 passengers overturned, injuring more than 15.