Accidents Due to Faulty Roads? Police To File FIR Against Road Contractor/Institution

Accidents Due to Faulty Roads? Police To File FIR Against Road Contractor/Institution

October 16: Mangalore Police commissioner PS Harsha said that the city police have decided to file FIR against any contractor or institutions who have failed to adhere to the proper or accepted standards of the road in case of serious injuries or death take place due to bad roads in city limits.
Commissioner PS Harsha said that even though the Act existed, it was not put to use by police. Commissioner said that police can only invoke the Act and the rest of the procedures will be decided by the court. This will give justice to the family of victim, when the motorist loses his life or receives injuries for no fault of his, Commissioner said.
The city police had recently booked a case where a motorist was killed due to unscientific road construction in Kavoor police station limits. According to police, the accident was a result of the edge of the iron beam placed near the railway bridge at Kembar which killed the motorist. The Police have submitted a report to the court and the court will further probe various reasons behind the accident after seeking opinion from experts which includes  technical and other areas. If it finds a fault in road construction, it can levy a fine of upto Rs 1 lakh against erring road contractor or institution.

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