NHRC transfers Mumbai pothole case to State body

Activists’ plea to instruct CM to take action on war footing

An online group, MumbaiMuchMuch, which is also running an online petition called #PotholesRforever, has moved the NHRC a month ago drawing its attention to the dangerous and killer potholes in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). (PTI file photo)

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has transferred a complaint regarding the Mumbai potholes to the State wing.

An online group, MumbaiMuchMuch, which is also running an online petition called #PotholesRforever, has moved the NHRC a month ago drawing its attention to the dangerous and killer potholes in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

“The grievance raised in the complaints, listed above, relate to the matters, which are subject of the State. Let the complaints be transferred to the concerned State Human Rights Commission u/s 13(6) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, for disposal in accordance with the provision of the Act,” the NHRC said in its posting on its website.

The complaint filed by social communication activist B N Kumar pointed out that the roads in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel and Uran are full of “dangerous and killer potholes”. More than five people have already died due to accidents as their vehicles fell in potholes. Several vehicles are getting damaged due to the potholes,” the complaint said and appealed to the NHRC to direct the State Government to take steps on a war-footing to find a lasting solution to the recessing potholes problem.

Kumar also sent a mail to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking his personal attention to killer potholes which he referred to the Urban Development Department.

"We have also requested Devendra Fadnavis to immediately take a ride on potholed roads to experience the problems faced by commoners,” the activist, who is also the governing council chairman of the national communicator's body, Public Relations Council of India (PRCI), said.

Through Mumbai Much Much, an online petition to the CM has been launched and the campaign lines read: PotholesRforever - Mumbai Khadday Mein; Pothole Amar Rahay – Log Martay Rahay.

Meanwhile, a Navi Mumbai-based NGO, Navi Mumbai First Charitable Trust, has also written to the Chief Minister requesting him to look into the terrible state of affairs of our roads, the organisation’s president Rajesh Prajapati said.

The potholes lead to several accidents, apart from causing delays in travelling on roads like Sion-Panvel Highway, he pointed out supporting the NHRC complaint.

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