Judicial Probe Sought into Mishap

A public interest litigation was filed in the Hyderabad High Court on Monday seeking

Published: 29th July 2014 07:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th July 2014 07:24 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: A public interest litigation was filed in the Hyderabad High Court on Monday seeking directions to the government to constitute a high-level committee headed by a retired High Court Judge to conduct an enquiry into the fatal school bus accident at Masaipet village in Medak district on July 24. Fifteen children were killed in the tragedy.

Petitioner M Ram Mohan Rao, a resident of the city, sought the court to direct the railway authorities to construct level crossing gates forthwith  and to appoint operators at Masaipet and also other places of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. He also sought appropriate legal action against the authorities who are liable for the accident and to take steps to ensure safety of the public at large.

He submitted that the Telangana state government has held the railways responsible for the mishap by neglecting to set up gates at the unmanned level crossings, while the railway authorities have held school bus driver Bhikshapathi Goud responsible as he drove the bus into the approaching train.

The petitioner contended that there was a need to enquire into the genuineness of driving licence of the driver, bus fitness certificate etc.

Union home secretary, Union minister for railways, general manager of South Central Railway, principal secretary to transport, roads and buildings, Government of Telangana, chairman of Kakatiya Techno School and others were named as respondents.

 

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp