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Kerala High Court issues directions for road safety standards, Sabarimala Pilgrim Carriers witness innumerable accidents.

Lawstreet Journal 6 Mar 2022 3:07am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Kerala High Court issues directions for road safety standards, Sabarimala Pilgrim Carriers witness innumerable accidents.

The High Court of Kerala found that contract carries flouted road safety standards and lightening specifications and therefore pose a potential threat to the safety of passengers and other road users. 

In the view of increasing accidents involving ‘Sabarimala Pilgrims’ travelling in buses and other contract carriers, the Kerala High court recently issued a slew of directions to ensure road safety and compliance with the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act,1988.

A Division Bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and PG Ajithkumar found that the contract carriers were being permitted to run on public roads flouting road safety standards and lightening specifications that would disturb the concentration of drivers thereby posing a potential threat to the safety of passengers and other road users. 

The judgment was issued on a matter taken up the High Court on its own, based on a report by the Special Commissioner, Sabarimala, regarding the functioning of the safe zone project there.

The project 2021-22 has been operational from the commencement of Mandala Makaravilakku festival for the current year on November 15, 2021 and reportedly has received ₹20 lakh out of an allotted sum of ₹68 lakh.

The report stated that the safe zone project has so far attended to 40 major accidents, 758 major break downs and 536 minor break downs.

The High Court noted from images of one of the accidents that occurred recently that various objects were been placed/hung in front of the windscreen of the contract carriage, causing obstruction to the… Continue Reading...


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