New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked
the city government and others including the Public Works
Department (PWD) to respond to a plea for construction of a
foot-over-bridge near Jangpura Metro station.
"Issue notice to the respondents (Delhi Government, PWD,
Transport department and DMRC) for March 28," a bench of
Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw
The court`s notice was issued on a Public Interest
Litigation (PIL) filed by Jangpura Residents Welfare
Associaton (JRWA) through lawyer R K Saini.
The PIL sought a direction to the government and others to
construct an over-bridge for pedestrians to cross Lala Lajpath
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
Lajpath 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.