After this firebrand officer exposed the royal treatment given to Sasikala, she was awarded with transfer orders by the Congress government of Karnataka. But she has the habit of considering transfer orders as a badge of honour.

Shouldn’t she be more dynamic after receiving these badges of honours? Yes, she is dynamic like ever and do you know what she did?

Accidents due to the potholes that are present on roads are common but actions against poor roads were never taken. But now the decision passed by IPS D Roopa has given a jolt to road contractors. She had ordered that if accidents occur in road due to potholes, case will be filed against the construction company responsible for the construction of that road.

Due to unscientific and poor quality, the conditions of roads worsen very fast. Henceforth if any accidents occur, the police will file a case.

IPS Roopa has proposed many proposals in the documents where civic construction agency will be held criminally liable. Like in the national highway, the national higway authority will be held liable and in the state highway, the state highway will be held liable. And if accidents occur in the roads of the city, the municipal corporation will be held liable.

The proposal also focus on the changing of the names in the certificate of the vehicle when a vehicle is sold. So both the parties need to appear in front of the RTO to change the names.

Presently she is handling traffic department as commissioner of Road Safety and Traffic. Prior to this, she was DIG (Prisons) and came to the limelight after she exposed the irregularities at Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara Central prison. But Siddaramayya government had issued a notice to Roopa for going to media with her allegations about special treatment to Sasikala at Parappana Agrahara Central prisons.

IPS D Roopa belongs to elite officers, who secured 43rd rank in UPSC exam in 2000. She could have easily got into IAS but her love was in wearing the “Khaki uniform”. She was ranked fifth position in her batch at NPS Hyderabad and was the only officer who was allotted the Karnataka cadre. We all hope that this brave lady will reach further heights so that peace in the society will be enforced.

Reports say that due to poor roads, over 10,000 had lost their lives in India and 3,416 deaths occurred due to potholes. Expert engineers said that until the drainage system in cities and towns was improved, roads would keep developing potholes.

On 19th September, 38th National Meet of Transport Development Council (TDC) was held. In this meet the union government has taken a serious view of accidents owing to black spots on national highways and a decision regarding making the highways safer.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Bad-roads-killed-over-10k-people-in-2015-3416-deaths-due-to-potholes/articleshow/53482615.cms

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vadodara/road-safety-to-be-in-focus-at-transport-meet/articleshow/60431405.cms


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