HC summons IGP, DIG Traffic

Traffic blues in City

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 20:  Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic to appear in person before the Court on the next date of hearing to explain and suggest the measures for effectively controlling inconvenience due to traffic congestion, overloading and use of mobile while driving in Srinagar City.    
 Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir while passing direction on the Public Interest Litigation seeking streamlining of Traffic mess in the City after Amicus Curiae, Jawad Reshi and Advocate S Manzoor informed the court that the measures taken by the Traffic Controlling authorities are not visible on ground level.
 The Court asked the Government to install signage boards for the pedestrian crossing at various junctions at an earliest directing that the timers of the lights be re-adjusted.
 The Court passed the direction after Amicus Curiae submitted that pedestrians are not given free passage at any location saying for the same timers of the lights need to be readjusted.
 The Amicus Curiae also submitted that the sign boards for pedestrian crossing have not been installed at any junction where the traffic lights have been installed.   
 The Court asked the Amicus Curiae and Additional Advocate General Javid Kawoosa to file response within one week to the proposal submitted by the Srinagar Development Authority to rehabilitate the existing workshop owners who are operating from the main road.    
 Standing Counsel for the Srinagar Development Authority, Javid Iqbal informed the court that 116 shops exist on the corner of the bus stand will be allotted on the basis of auction. He submitted response along with the site plan in this regard.
 He said the auction process for the 116 shops has not been initiated and will be initiated only after court allows for the same.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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