Any vehicular rule change can be incorporated by GoI: Govt tells Court

SRINAGAR: The government on Tuesday submitted before High court that from now on, any vehicular change can be incorporated by government of India.
The Additional Advocate General (AAG), B A Dar while arguing in a matter related to traffic management submitted a report of Principal Secretary, Home department stating therein that since the Central Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 is applicable to the whole of the country and in respect now to the Jammu and Kashmir region as well, the incorporation of any action has to be incorporated by Central Government now.
The Counsel submitted this response to the earlier directions of High Court where it was directed to Authorities to amend vehicle rules with respect to registration of vehicles. The court had also directed that it is necessary that the vehicle owners must be having garage spaces for parking the vehicles.
Meanwhile, Counsel Javid Iqbal today informed court that a meeting was conveyed by Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir on 20 January, 2020 with respect to banning of roadside parking.
The Counsel said in the minutes of meeting, the issue of banning of roadside parking was taken up with other eight officers on the board.
He submitted that the issue of parking spaces was categorized into three sub-categories via existing parking spaces, developing parking spaces and utilization of roadside parking slots.
The court took the submission of the Counsel on record but asked for suggestions from Senior Counsel Zafar Shah.
The Counsel submitted that before taking any concrete steps,there is dire need that proper survey be conducted to see where and how much parking spaces are needed.
“It concerns common people and it should not come as shock to them,” Counsel Shah submitted.
Also an application was moved by Kashmir Traders and Manufactures Association through Counsel M S Latif who submitted before court that authorities be directed to ensure that roadside parking be regulated in such manner by providing adequate parking spaces to the shoppers as well as shopkeepers to find it easy and convenient.
The Counsel also pleaded that keeping in view of the footfall of various markets around the city,a survey be conducted to see where these parking spaces are needed.
The court while taking the submissions of the Counsel on record listed the matter after three weeks.
Earlier, the petition related to management of traffic around the Srinagar city was filed before court in 2003.
To ease out the traffic congestion, it was this Petition in which the court had directed for shifting of Batamaloo bus stand to Parimpora.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.