HC notice to Centre on PIL for implementing road safety policy

Dated: 3 Feb 2014

The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Centre on a PIL, seeking implementation of the 2010 National Road Safety Policy to ensure safety and welfare of road users.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana sought a reply from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on the PIL filed by Rajiv Boolchand Jain.

Besides the Centre, the PIL has made National Highway Authority of India and Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department as parties.

“The Government of India should consider time-bound implementation of National Road Safety Policy, 2010 by establishing the National Road Safety Board and the National Road Safety fund,” it said.

It has also sought a direction to the authorities to devise measures for effective implementation of the policy to ensure safety and security of road users especially rural folks who are not familiar with the traffic rules.

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