Kerala Authorities Units Committee To Examine Causes Behind Frequent Car Fires


The frequent incidents of autos catching fireplace in Kerala in current days is a matter of concern and a committee has been constituted to check the explanations for a similar, the state authorities stated within the meeting on Wednesday.

State Transport Minister Antony Raju stated the choice to represent a committee comprising specialists from the street security fee, police and different officers was taken subsequent to an pressing assembly held on the difficulty by him on August 17.

The panel, constituted on August 28, has been requested to submit a report inside two months, he stated.

The minister was responding to UDF MLA Anoop Jacob calling consideration to the difficulty of frequent incidents of autos catching fireplace within the state and the deaths because of that.

Jacob stated there ought to be a correct examine on what sort of autos — diesel, petrol, LPG, CNG or electrical — are catching fireplace and the explanations for a similar.

Raju stated that within the assembly of specialists within the transportation sector, transport division officers, automobile producers, insurance coverage surveyors and automobile sellers, a number of causes had been recognized as being the explanations for the hearth. These causes ranged from man-made points — like unlawful fittings, digital failures and electrical circuit issues, he stated.

The minister stated unlawful fittings, to make a low variant automobile right into a excessive variant, was recognized as one of many main causes for the hearth.

He stated that it was opined within the assembly that such fitments ought to be discouraged and the institutions finishing up such fittings have to be regulated and in addition held accountable.

Raju stated that automobile sellers have been instructed to make patrons conscious concerning the risks of going for such unlawful fitments. Additional steps could be taken primarily based on the report of the professional committee, he added.

In August, a 35-year-old man was charred to loss of life after his automobile immediately caught fireplace because the automobile was coming into the compound of his house in Alappuzha district of the state.

In the identical month, a 57-year-old man died a number of days after struggling grievous burns after his shifting automobile caught fireplace in Kottayam district.

Previous to that in February, in a tragic incident, a pregnant lady and her husband had been charred to loss of life when the automobile wherein they had been travelling caught fireplace close to the district authorities hospital in Kannur.