Chala accident: Special cabinet meet to decide relief

Published: 01st September 2012 11:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2012 11:55 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy who visited the victims of the gas tanker lorry tragedy at Chala on Friday evening said that a special cabinet meeting to be held on Monday will take decisions on the measures to be taken to offer relief to the people in Chala in the wake of the tragedy.

 Addressing media-persons here, after visiting the victims of the tragedy at the hospitals here, the Chief Minister said the government as announced earlier would meet all the medical expenses of those who suffered injuries in the mishap.

The Road Safety Authority would hold its meeting soon to examine the steps to be taken to avoid road mishaps.

A road safety audit report also will be prepared within a few weeks in the light of the increasing incidents of road accidents.

The Chief Minister said that the government was taking steps to widen the road between Puthiyatheru and Thazhe Chovva in Kannur district with a view to find a lasting solution to the traffic problems in the district here.

The issue whether road dividers are essential to control traffic would be examined by experts, he said.

The Chief Minister said that he had contacted senior officials of the Southern railway and the Indian Oil Corporation to find safe methods of transportation of LPG in the state.

 He said a proposal for direct transportation of tankers by rail through main stations of Kozhikode, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram also was being taken up for consideration.

Direct transportation of tankers by rail would bring down the tanker lorry traffic along the roads in the state, he said.

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