HC criticises govt for not repairing roads; apologises to victim's parents
Kochi: The Kerala High Court harshly criticised the government in connection with the incident in which a young man died after falling into a pothole the other day. The high court said that nothing happens despite frequent promises of the government that they will repair potholes.
The court made the remark while considering a petition filed in connection with an accident in 2008 and another petition filed by a Palarivattom native after the youth died after falling into the pothole.
“A young man lost his life. We bow our heads in shame. The pillar of a family has been lost. The court apologise to the parents of the young man on behalf of the society,” Justice Devan Ramachandran said.
“The court had ordered many times to repair the damaged roads, but nothing happened. The officials who roam around in cars will not be able to understand the difficulties of commoners. The court has lost faith in the officials,” the court said.
The court also demanded that the officials should apologise to the parents of the man. The government announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh at this point. In response, the court asked if everything could be resolved with an investigation.