Order of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of C. P. Ajithkumar & Others Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 08/08/2022.

The matter related to road accidents taking place due to bad condition of roads on the National Highway.

The Amicus Curiae (Vinod Bhat) brought to the notice of the court  that a person has  has died, falling into a pothole in the National Highway at Athani. Also, some stretches of the NH, particularly at Chalakkudy, Kodungalloor, Orumanayoor have developed huge craters and potholes.

Cycling has significant economic benefits—for individuals, cities, and society—and functions as a low-cost, high-yield, scalable solution to climate and equity issues. Investments in cycling infrastructure also create jobs and opportunities to expand existing industries or develop new ones.

In a report titled ‘Road accidents in India- 2020′, it has been highlighted that there has been a sharp decline in road accidents in 2020 as compared to 2019. The report has been released by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH).

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on February 25, 2022 has issued The Central Motor Vehicles (Motor Vehicle Accident Fund) Rules, 2022. This shall come into force on April 1, 2022.

This study aims to reveal the traditional relationships between various transport modes and discuss how barriers can be broken down to welcome the advent of a new paradigm for smart mobility.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) on August 05, 2021 has issued the Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Motor Vehicle Accident Fund) Rules, 2021.

Road crashes endanger the lives and livelihoods of millions of road users globally and in India. Owing to the epidemic of road crashes, in 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2011 - 2020 as the "Decade of Action for Road Safety" and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included two important targets on road safety.

Road safety is a sustainable development challenge for the Asia-Pacific region. The Global Status Report on Road Safety published in 2018 by the World Health Organization indicated that more than 60 per cent of the global road fatalities occurred in the Asia-Pacific region.

Road accidents continue to be a leading cause of death, disabilities and hospitalization in the country despite our commitment and efforts. India ranks first in the number of road accident deaths across the 199 countries and accounts for almost 11% of the accident related deaths in the World.

The Report contains significant results of the performance audit and compliance audits of the Departments of Government of Kerala under the Economic Services including Departments of Public Works, Fisheries and Co-operation.

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