Repairs potholes left behind after removal of speed-breakers: Delhi HC
Removal of speed breakers from roads often leaves behind potholes and sharp objects hazardous to vehicle tires, the Delhi HC noted, directing AAP Government and local bodies to coordinate and ensure necessary repairs are carried out. The bench of justices S Ravindra Bhat and AK Chawla was hearing two PILs claiming the existence of unauthorized speed breakers on Delhi roads and seeking their removal.
HC lists matter for further hearing on August 8
Delhi-government'>Delhi Government was directed to display on its Public Works Department's (PWD) site the certificates approving the "authorized" speed breakers which number 589, according to the government portal. PWD Secretary was asked to file an affidavit indicating the action taken to remove unauthorized speed breakers in Delhi. The court warned that contempt proceedings would be initiated in case of failure to file the details.
Send complaints to Delhi Police on Facebook or WhatsApp: Govt
The Delhi Government, meanwhile, has told the court that if members of the general public come across a speed breaker which is likely to be hazardous or dangerous, they can give its details on Delhi Police's Facebook or WhatsApp accounts. Police, in turn, will inform PWD or concerned municipal corporations, which shall take action within two weeks of getting the information.
Who filed the PILs?
The PILs, filed by advocate Rajiv Singh and an NGO, Guru Hanuman Society of India, alleged Delhi's civic agencies allowed construction of speed breakers without complying with the guidelines of the Indian Road Congress and the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Centre.