Bombay High Court panel to monitor repair of state roads
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-09

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The Member Secretary, MLSA, in turn will prepare a report on the condition of roads, the need for repair, steps taken by concerned civic bodies and submit the same before the two-member committee.

The Bombay High Court Wednesday pointed to the l ack of implementation of the court’s order on repairing potholes and bad roads across the city and has now constituted a two-member committee to ensure repair and maintenance of roads in the state.

The committee, comprising Justice K R Sriram and Justice G S Kulkarni of the Bombay High Court , will conduct special hearings, pass necessary directions for road repair, and also monitor the implementation of such orders.
A bench led by Chief Justice Manjula Chellur decided to constitute the committee after noting that despite several benches of the High Court having passed detailed orders on improving the condition of roads across the state, the civic bodies had done little to ensure the implementation of the orders.

While taking note of the suffering of the “common man” every monsoon owing to bad roads, the Chief Justice referred to the death of Dr Deepak Amrapurkar of Bombay Hospital, who in August this year fell into an open manhole while making his way through waterlogged roads while trying to get home from the hospital.

“You (litigants and lawyers) ask for wonderful orders and we pass them but what is the use if none of our orders are ever implemented,” said the court. Referring to an order directing authorities to urgently repair potholes and improve the condition of roads in the city, the court pointed out that the doctor had still died.


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