Thursday, June 1, 2023

India’s Efforts to Improve Road Safety with Article 136A applies


According to the August 2021 report, states must ensure that Article 136A applies at least to major cities with a population of more than 1 million.
Article 136(2) of
requires the Department to establish rules for electronic monitoring and road safety management, including speed cameras, CCTV cameras, speed guns, body worn cameras and similar interventions.

The Supreme Court issued guidelines on the safety and protection of Persons over 10 years ago when a public interest action (PIL) was filed in 2012. trauma, injury and death.

A total of 412,432 traffic accidents were reported in 2021, resulting in 153,972 deaths and 384,448 injuries, according to the agency.

A delegation led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud presented on Thursday the results of the RS security committee meeting held on 15 March by former Supreme Court Justice AM Sapre. establishing state-specific guidelines will have a chance to apply Section 136A equally throughout the country.
“The minutes of the meeting show that MORTH, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, said that he will carry out the working process for the integration of software and repair hardware with E-Vahan/E-Challan and will come out with more detailed instruction. countries where it plans to standardize software systems.”

He also referred to the Committee’s interim report, which decided to appoint the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NCRB) to prepare a report on the implementation of the law throughout the country.

“The information strategy will be guided by the provisions of Chapter 136A and regulations made accordingly, and a time-saving approach to the management of electricity to reduce deaths and accidents, and a seamless, two-way, real – data collection and processing time of response officers, government/central control centers, ” said the report manager.
The report was presented to the court by lawyer Gaurav Agarwal, who assisted the court as amicus curiae. The center was represented by another prosecutor, Madhavi Divan.

To advise on the preparation of the proposal, the committee asked the NCRB Director-General to form a group of senior officials from the Department of the Interior, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, MORTH, NCRB, NHAI, State Government and other countries. experts. organizations. The proposal, which is likely to be completed within six months and affects the planned action, will be sent to the Supreme Court for appropriate advice.

Based on the latest development, the judge has postponed the next hearing to August.
“Based on the developments above, and as the NCRB will prepare a proposal on the model for nationwide implementation of Section 136A e-law, we are now postponing the process to August 7, 2023. Gaurav Agarwal will present a new status report at the next hearing,” the order reads.

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