High Court seeks status report
D A RASHID
Srinagar, Apr 9: The High Court has asked the state government to file status report with regard to Boulevard Road widening within two weeks. The direction was passed by a Single Bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court while hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocate Mubeen Wani.
The petitioner has a plea that people have been calling for widening of Boulevard Road for years but the government has always shut eyes at it, which has caused a great deal of inconvenience to the people of the valley and the tourists as well.
“The heavy traffic on the Boulevard Road forces people to take alternate routes that increases traffic congestion and air pollution in the area,” the counsel pleaded.
He told the court that Chief Minister had approved Rs 60 crores for four-laning project of Boulevard in August 2011 but the project has been in inertia so far.
The petitioner submitted that the road widening was taken up during the master plan of 1970 and now the government has again a plan to take up the project but nothing tangible has emerged hitherto.
The counsel said if Boulevard Road is widened, it would revitalize the area and lessen inconvenience to tourists as the main tourist destinations including Mughal Gardens are connected by this road.
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