Delhi court awards Rs 52.57L to family of Air India crew member killed in road accident
New Delhi: A Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded Rs 52,57,264 compensation to the family of 22-year-old Air India crew member Prabhat Mandal, who died in a road accident after being hit by an Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation bus on December 12, 2016 near Carbon Factory, bypass on NH4.
The tribunal noted that the offending bus was a government-owned vehicle and it was not insured at the time of the accident, and directed the driver and the Regional Manager, Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation Mainpuri, Deptt. Etawa, UP, which owned the bus to pay the compensation jointly and severally.
It stands proved by preponderance of probabilities that the above accident resulting in the death of the deceased Prabhat Mandal took place only due to rash and negligent driving of the above bus. Hence, this issue is decided in favour of the petitioners and against the respondents, MACT Presiding Officer M K Nagpal said in the order passed on December 5.
The complaint was filed by deceased's father Prabhu Mandal who claimed that his son was hit by the speeding bus of Mainpuri Depot with a forceful impact.