HC directs MD JKPCC to report on bridges, flyovers

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed Managing Director Jammu & Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) to remain present before it on September 15 if he fails to furnish details of the bridges and flyovers which are under construction by the Corporation.

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Geeta Mittal and Justice Puneet Gupta was miffed over non-compliance of its earlier directions.

The court said the details should include the date on which the work was allotted, the original date of completion, and the expected date of completion of such project.

“Such report shall be filed within two weeks from today, failing which the Managing Director, Jammu & Kashmir Project Construction Corporation shall remain present in Court on the next date of hearing,” the court said.

Meanwhile the Court appointed advocate Salih Pirzada as Amicus Curiae for assisting the court after it observed “inattentive appearance in the matter on behalf of the petitioner.”

The court was hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by Samaj Sudhar committee of Tangchatri Kangan in 2011 through advocate Arshad Andrabi, seeking construction of bridges over Sindh Nallah at Tangchatri Akhal Kangan.

The non-release of funds by the Finance Department to JKPCC for construction of these bridges has caused a delay in completing these projects.