Punjab, Haryana HC for committees to ensure tamper-proof speed governors
To ensure there is no tampering with speed governors fixed in commercial vehicles, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed Punjab and Haryana governments to constitute expert committees to find out the solution.
The directions came from the special division bench comprising justice Surya Kant and justice Ajay Tewari during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation filed by a non-governmental organisation, Suraksha Foundation.
The bench directed principal secretaries of transport departments of Punjab and Haryana, present in the court during the hearing of the case on Friday, to file their replies after finding out a permanent solution by November 2.
Both the officers informed the court that Punjab and Haryana were the first to implement the practice of installation of speed governors in vehicles, but what should be done with the vehicles entering the states from the neighbouring states. On this, the bench said the states could have a provision of challaning such vehicles.
The petitioner had requested the court to issue directions to the states to implement the policies with regard to fitting speed governors in medium and heavy transport vehicles to check the increasing road accidents. The case will come up for hearing on November 2.