Strict law sought against drivers using reverse gear to end injured victims life

KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme orgnised by Sayapatri Town Women Development Committee of Tokha pointed out the need of formulating a strict law to end the trend of pedestrians being killed by the drivers using reverse gears.

Addressing the programme organised on the 13th day of the death of Under Secretary at the Cooperatives Development Board, Rishiram Pandit, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Shankar Bhandari, expressed commitment to taking initiative to formulate the law to discourage the trend of killing pedestrians with the use of back gear, and to take action against the drivers committing such.

Similarly, lawmaker Ram Chandra Pokharel, Nepali Congress central committee member, Pradip Poudel, newly elected Mayor of Tokha Municipality, Prakash Adhikari, Co-Chairman of Cooperatives Development Board, Saroj Kumar Sharma, among others demanded to take initiative to end the trend of killing injured passengers by using back gear.

At least 150 have been killed in road accident in Kathmandu Valley alone annually.