HC takes note of Ghanta Ghar traffic mess
Wants Batamaloo, TRC bus stands to be operational for Jammu bound vehicles
GK COURT CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Apr 27: The High Court has directed Joint Registrar (Judicial) along with civil and police administration of the City to inspect the Mirakshah Bus Stand Batamaloo and Tourist Reception Centre for making them operational for Jammu bound vehicles.
While hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking an end to traffic mess created by Jammu bound vehicles at Gantaghar, the division bench of HC comprising of Chief Justice, F M Ibrahim Kalifulla and justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, SSP Traffic, Commissioner Municipal Corporation to accompany the Joint Registrar (Judicial), Jawad Ahmad, to make the TRC functional for the Light Motor Vehicles bound for Jammu.
Besides, the Court directed Jawad to inspect the Mirakshah Bus Stand to note the developmental activities being carried out by the authorities for moving the vehicles there. Jawad has been asked to file the compliance report on May 9.
On March 17, the High Court directed the state government to carry out certain developmental works to make the already identified Mirakshah Bus Stand operational for LMVs and commuters. While the state government had stated that TRC did not require any developmental work and was ready for operations. However, the Court today observed that authorities have not strictly implemented the order for decongestion of traffic.
Taking a strong note of the non-serious attitude of the authorities, the Court asked Jawad and other officials to visit the identified places for implementation of orders for decongestion of traffic.
In March the state government constituted a High Level Committee of officers for identifying places to lower down the traffic rush in Lal Chowk.
The Committee in its report submitted before the Court said it had identified TRC and Mirakshah Bus Stand to be used for Jammu bound vehicles to decongest the traffic at Lal Chowk.
The PIL has been filed separately by advocate S Manzoor, advocate G N Wani, advocate Z A Qureshi, advocate J H Reshi and advocate A R Bhat.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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