Delay in FoB construction; Delhi HC seeks response
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:09
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Transport Commissioner and Secretary of Public Works Department on a PIL seeking construction of a foot-over-bridge (FOB) near Jangpura Metro station here.

The Delhi Transport Commissioner and PWD Secretary are hereby directed to file their responses, a bench of acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said and fixed the matter for further hearing on April 25.

The court'e direction came after R K Saini, counsel for Jangpura Residents Welfare Associaton (JRWA), said "there is no instruction so far from the authorietes concerned. I don't know when this foot-over-bridge would be built."

The PIL, filed by JRWA, had sought a direction to the government and others to construct an over-bridge for pedestrians to cross Lala Lajpat Rai Marg near Jangpura Metro station as residents of nearby colonies face the risk of being run over by speeding vehicles on the busy road.

Seeking immediate building of the bridge over "Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, a very busy and wide road having high-speed traffic throughout the day," the plea by the JRWA termed the failure by authorities in building it, despite repeated promises for over last six months as "negligent, callous and abdication of public duty/responsibility".

It said the government agencies, which were being approacghed by JRWA, did not do anything despite assuring the Association on February 2, 2007, that the estimates for the bridge have already been prepared for administrative approval.


First Published: Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 22:09

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