PIL seeks ban on registration of new vehicles
Jammu, Sep 22: Jammu and Kashmir High Court today issued notices to the state in a Public Interest Litigation seeking ban on the registration of new vehicles and strict implementation of traffic rules and regulations in view of the increasing road mishaps across the state.
The PIL, filed by Dr Davinder Singh Jasrotia, Dr Tejinder Kumar, Dr Jang Bhadur Singh, Dr Harsh Sharma and Dr Kailash Chander was listed before a Division Bench of the State High Court, Jammu Wing, comprising Chief Justice FM Ibrahim Kalifulla and Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar today.
After hearing the counsel for the petitioners the court issued noticed to State of J&K through Chief Secretary, Commissioner/Secretary Transport, IG Traffic and Transport Commissioner J&K, returnable within two weeks.
In the PIL, the petitioners have sought direction to state respondents to stop registration of new vehicles in the state of J&K till some visible and actual measures are enforced to check vehicular pollution and other traffic violations.
It has been argued that thousands of people are dying every year due to road traffic accidents and to the best of the information of the petitioners around 1300 people have lost their lives and 10,000 others were wounded in road accidents across the state in the last 15 months.
According to official data 11 people lost their lives in about 5945 accidents in 2009. This is in addition to 8,199 persons who sustained injuries critical and minor injuries in these accidents, the petitioners submitted.
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