Ban roadside parking immediately: HC tells Div Com

Directs Transport Commissioner to file data of old vehicles

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday directed Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to ban parking on roadsides till the government comes up with policy for the same.
Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magray and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur observed that roadside parking has become a nuisance and major reason for traffic jams putting the valuable time of people and more particularly the life of patients at risk.
The court recorded the till the government comes with a proper policy to address the issues about parking, it is necessary to ban roadside parking till that time.
“We cannot wait for the proposals to come while people face hardships,” the court said.
Meanwhile it was observed by court that the pollution emanating from vehicles is degrading the environment and pressed for the usage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.
It was recorded by court that in the month of May this year it had directed the transport commissioner Kashmir to file the details of old vehicles plying on roads, but till date no such report has been filed.
It directed the commissioner to file an affidavit indicating details of old vehicles plying around and a report be filed on next date of hearing.
The petition related to management of traffic was filed before court in the year 2014.
To ease traffic congestion, it was through this petition the court had directed for shifting of General Bus Stand Batamaloo to Parimpora and streamlining of street vendors in Srinagar.
The court in petition had also directed to removal bottlenecks from roads for smooth passage of traffic.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.