GS Bali car accident – A close shave for the HP Transport Minister
SHIMLA- Senior Congress leader from Kangra and Transport Minister GS Bali and his staff had a close shave today as his vehicle met with an accident near Saklan Kalan in Rupnagar district of Punjab after the driver suffered a heart attack. The incident took place around 3:45 pm
According to the information Bali who was sitting on the front seat applied hand break and to control the vehicle it hit a parapet on roadside. “I had to stir the vehicle into the fields to avoid any collision,” Bali told over phone. Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Una Vivek Lakhanpal, Bali’s personal security officer and one another staff was on board the vehicle.
Driver, Arvind Katoch was shifted to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh and currently is under treatment in Cardiology department.
The minister was on way to Delhi. He was travelling by road as the flight from Gaggal Airport in Kangra was cancelled owing to bad weather.
Last year, Bali and three members of his personal staff were injured in a road accident last year near Sonepat in Haryana when his car had rammed into a stationary truck parked on the Murthal flyover.