Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed officials to implement an action plan and ensure road safety with interdepartmental coordination to prevent accidents.
He also called on people to obey traffic rules and stressed that accidents must be checked, especially due to the heavy winter fog.
Adityanath’s directive came after five people were killed and 33 others were injured due to thick fog along the Agra-Lucknow highway in Auraiya district and the national road in Aligarh.
In Auraiya, three people were killed and nine were injured when a Lucknow-bound bus collided with a truck on the Lucknow-Agra highway, police said.
In Aligarh, two people were killed and 24 others were injured in an accident on National Highway 91 due to heavy fog, they said.
More than a dozen vehicles, including a police patrol car, were damaged in the ensuing crash.
According to a statement released by the state government in Lucknow, Adityanath said the possibility of road accidents has increased due to the onset of winter fog. Therefore, everyone should obey the traffic rules and travel safely.
The Chief Minister has also directed officials to carry out a wide-ranging public awareness program on road safety.
On the other hand, Samajwadi Party Chairman Akhilesh Yadav accused the state’s BJP government of neglecting the “best highway” “The best Agra-Lucknow highway in the country is a victim of neglect by the BJP government, in thick fog Risk of accidents. Govt should make proper arrangements for highway safety…” Yadav tweeted in Hindi.
He also called on people to provide all possible help to accident victims in their area.
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