Expressing serious concern over the accident at Ramban in which 17 Amarnath pilgrims killed and over 30 injured, State President, Shri Ram Sena, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajiv Mahajan has asked State government especially Governor, who is also chairman Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, to take strict action against the bigwigs of Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation who are responsible for this mishap.
Officials of JKSRTC, who deployed old buses for boarding Shri Amarnath pilgrims, are responsible for this mishap that claimed the lives of 17 Amarnath pilgrims, who were travelling in a vehicle owned by the corporation,” said Rajiv Mahajan in a statement.
Poor condition of JKSRTC buses is not only causing considerable inconvenience to pilgrims but also creating a bad impression in the country.
He said that Jammu and Kashmir, being a popular tourist destination, should have better JKSRTC bus service on the lines of other states.
He said only constitution of inquiry committee to look into the circumstances that led to this tragic accident involving an SRTC bus carrying the Amarnath Yatris by government is not enough and sought immediate action against JKSRTC officials.
Expressing grief and sorrow over the accident, Rajiv Mahajan also prayed to God to grant eternal peace to the departed souls and courage to bereaved families to bear irreparable loses. He also prayed to God for early recovery of injured and asked government to provide free and world class treatment to the injured persons.