222 MACT cases disposed off on a day

Cuttack: At least 222 motor accident claim tribunal (MACT) cases were disposed off at a district-level Lok Adalat held here. This was done at the 390th district level Lok Adalat of Cuttack district on Saturday in which nearly 260 MACT cases were listed for adjudication, sources said.

Cuttack district sessions judge Shatrughna Pujahari, member secretary of Odisha State Legal Services Authority Bijay Kumar Rath and additional district judges K D R Dora, Prakash Chandra Mohapatra, Muralidhar Pradhan and Debendranath Pradhan conducted the Lok Adalat and disposed off the cases awarding a combined compensation of over Rs 3.26 crore.

As many as 73 cases involving an government insurance company were disposed off on the day in which Rs 1,03,46,000 was awarded as damage to the claimants. Another 112 cases involving three other government insurance companies were disposed off on the day.

Three private insurance companies participated in the Lok Adalat and a total 38 cases involving them were disposed off. They were asked to pay damage to the tune of a little over Rs 55,000.