The Kerala high court in its interim order has directed the authorities to fix the potholes on national highways within a week.
“National highways should be repaired within a week. Collectors should not be spectators. District collectors should function actively. Do not say that rains are the reason for road accidents. How many more lives should be lost? Road accidents are man-made disasters”, said the court.
The high court had intervened in the issue following the death of a scooter rider after he fell into a pothole in the national highway at Athani near Angamaly.
The court had earlier given strict directions to fix the potholes on the roads. It had instructed the NHAI regional officer and project director via amicus curiae.