Govt. to investigate recent car burning incidents in Delhi

Increased cases of death in auto fires have been reported in and around the Capital with no conclusive reasons in sight. While investigating agencies are delving into the reasons for these fires and reports are awaited, the Government of India has decided to step in and take on investigations into these occurrences. The Government would also be making sure that auto companies set right these defects to as to ensure that they do not reoccur.

Govt. to investigate recent car fires in DelhiThe decision of the Government of India taking on investigations into car fires has been confirmed by none other than Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport Minister. He has stated that the issue will be taken up on a war footing at the highest level. Despite the fact that short circuit has been blamed in each of these fires, further investigations and rectification of the problem have to be carried out by competent authorities.

The authorities will be looking into the cases of car fires to ascertain if any of these have occurred due to tampering of wires to install accessories and music systems and whether authorized personnel or road side mechanics have been appointed for the same.

In these reports conclude that the fires were due to manufacturing defects, auto manufacturers will be called on to rectify the defects. The monitoring will be carried out on a monthly basis and all cases will be taken up by Central Motor Vehicles Rules-Technical Standing Committee. However, while greater emphasis will be paid to cause of fire and responsibilities of auto companies, it is not yet clear how compensated for loss of property, loss of life or both.

via Times of India