The Supreme Court expressing concern over the deaths of 14,926 people in the accidents during the last five years due to potholes on the roads, it is ‘unacceptable’. The court said that the figure of deaths due to potholes on roads is probably more than the killings done by the border or by terrorists.
Justice Madan B. A bench of Lokur, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Hemant Gupta said that the figures of deaths due to potholes on the roads between 2013-2017 show only that the concerned authorities are not maintaining the roads properly. In the matter of death due to road potholes in India, the court of the former Judge of the apex court S. Radhakrishnan Ki
The President of the Supreme Court has sought the response from the Center on the report of the Road Safety Committee. The court has listed this case for hearing in January. Explain that the top court had on July 20 expressed concern over such deaths, the data of death in such accidents is more than the number of people killed in terrorist attacks. The bench, while describing the situation as frightening, requested the High Court’s committee to look into road safety in this case.
The court had said that it is well known that a large number of people die in such incidents and that the authorities are not doing their job properly, whose responsibility is to maintain the roads. During the hearing on a petition related to road safety in the country, the issue of potholes was raised.