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‘Presence of ambulances on sea link must’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 9, 2020, 1:10 am IST
Updated : Jan 9, 2020, 1:10 am IST

The court made the suggestion, taking into consideration possibilities of accidents at the Sea Link.

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

Mumbai: The Bombay high court Wednesday asked the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to consider deploying ambulances on the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. The court made the suggestion, taking into consideration possibilities of accidents at the Sea Link.

A division bench of Justice S.C. Dharmadh-ikari and Justice R.I. Chagla was hearing a PIL filed by NGO Association for Aiding Justice regarding the lack of emergency medical services for accident victims on highways.

 

The petition highlighted the number of deaths on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and other state and national highways, pointing out an urgent need for well-equipped ambulances and trauma centres there.

While hearing the petition Wednesday, the court said that several persons flouted speed limits on the Sea Link which might lead to accidents and hence, presence of ambulances was a must.

The MSRDC told the court that it had now deployed ambulances at various points of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The bench then stated, “The Sea Link witnesses several cars violating speed limits. The cameras placed will impose a fine, but what if there is any accident? We do not have any mercy for persons who flout speed limits but these persons kill others in accidents,” Justice Dharmadhikari said.

 

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