No One For Help, Former UP CM Saves Lives Of Severely Injured Road Accident Victims
On July 19, 45-year-old former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav helped three ISKCON devotees, who met with an accident while their car reportedly overturned while trying to save a stray animal. The accident occurred on Agra-Lucknow expressway near Tala Sarai village, Uttar Pradesh. All three people are in a stable condition now.
It was a coincidence that the minister’s convoy was also travelling through the same route when the accident happened. According to the reports, the minister immediately asked his convoy to stop after he saw the three severely injured people lying on the road with their vehicle extensively damaged. The former chief minister also asked his security personnel to take the injured to the hospital in one of his convoy cars and make all needed arrangements for their treatment.
The locals present at the spot, appreciating the minister’s move said that the good gesture from him saved the victims, who were bleeding profusely, get timely assistance.
Unnao: Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav helped three people, who were injured in an accident on Agra-Lucknow expressway near Tala Sarai village yesterday, by sending them to hospital in a vehicle of his own cavalcade. pic.twitter.com/0Za5J96lBO
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 18, 2018
Helping hands are better than praying lips !!
— Nigam123 (@nigam1232) July 18, 2018
Later, Akhilesh Yadav also tweeted mentioning that proper arrangements should be made to keep the stray animals away from the highways.
एक्सप्रेसवे पर एक जानवर को बचाते-बचाते हुए ऐक्सिडेंट में हमने ISKON भक्तों की हर सम्भव मदद की. महामार्गों को आवारा पशुओं से मुक्त रखने के लिए उचित प्रबंध होने चाहिए. pic.twitter.com/Hn6yUH0kKB
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 17, 2018
The former minister had gone to Agra to meet acid attack victims, currently working at Sheroes Hangout cafe. A part of the cafe was allegedly razed by the Agra Municipal Corporation recently to widen the Fatehabad road under the smart city project.
Accident on the Agra-Lucknow highway
This was not the only accident on the Agra-Lucknow highway, in the past, the Uttar Pradesh highway has been quite infamous for the accidents that had taken place. According to the Times of India, Between August 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, a total of 853 accidents were reported on the country’s longest expressway, in which 100 persons died, revealed an RTI reply. The highway was inaugurated on December 23, 2016, and toll services began from January 19 this year. In May, the state government cleared a proposal to implement advanced traffic management on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.