Two of the key roads connecting Kathmandu to the remainder of the nation – Prithvi Freeway and Tribhuvan Rajpath — cross by way of Dhading district.
The 88-kilometre-long busy street part within the district has been witnessing an growing variety of accidents in recent times, typically every day.
In accordance with the statistics supplied by Gajuri-based District Visitors Police Workplace, 125 street accidents occurred within the Fiscal Yr 076/77 alone involving 181 automobiles together with 46 vans, 74 tempos, 29 buses, 24 jeeps/automobiles, eight tractors. In these accidents, 53 individuals misplaced their lives together with 40 males, 9 females, and eight youngsters, knowledgeable police Inspector Netra Prasad Bhatta, at Gajuri DTPO.
Equally, within the FY 075/76, a complete 138 accidents occurred within the district involving 202 automobiles together with 70 vans, 44 buses, 24 jeeps/automobiles, a tractor, 55 bike and eight different automobiles, as per the DTPO statistics. 93 individuals misplaced their lives in these accidents together with 68 males, 20 females and 5 youngsters whereby 180 individuals have been significantly injured.
Likewise, within the FY 074/75, 218 automobiles together with 88 vans, 46 buses, 18 jeeps/automobiles, 12 tractors, 50 bikes, a bicycle, and three others have been concerned in 155 accidents within the district. In these accidents, 117 individuals have been killed together with 79 males, 19 females, and 19 youngsters and 207 have been significantly injured.
In FY 073/74, 90 folks misplaced their lives whereas 93 sustained accidents in 98 street accidents. In the meantime, in FY 072/73, 61 individuals have been killed and 113 have been critically injured in 90 street accidents.
In accordance with DTPO Chief Bhatta, the workplace is working 24/7 to lower the accidents within the district. Nonetheless, heavy site visitors and hostile street circumstances together with potholes, slim turning and negligence of the drivers have been inflicting accidents in an growing charge within the district.
The workplace has been conducting varied programmes to extend consciousness for drivers together with operation of refreshment centres, well being check-up of the drivers, distribution of the pamphlets and organizing consciousness programmes, knowledgeable Inspector Bhatta.
As many as 13,000 four-wheelers and seven,000 two-wheelers ply the street alongside Dhading district every day.
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