PM urges police to curb road accidents

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Thursday urged senior police officials gathered in Kathmandu to curb the growing incidents of road accidents.

Inaugurating a two-day long conference of senior police officials at the Police Headquarters, Naxal, PM Koirala directed the Nepal Police to minimize road incidents by effectively mobilizing police personnel at all levels.

He instructed the police to not allow vehicles carrying passengers beyond their capacity to ply. Inspector General of Police Upendra Kanta Arya called for an amendment to the transport management regulations in order to control the vehicular incidents.

He further blamed that the existing Vehicle and Transport Management Act is in favor of drivers and transport entrepreneurs rather than passengers. The officers are set to discuss various work paper related to challenges in crime investigation and develop new plans to maintain law and order in the country.

Source: Republica