HC seeks govt’s reply on PIL to remove BRT Corridor debris
Delhi High Court on Thursday sought the Delhi government’s response on a plea seeking direction to remove all metal structures, dismantled from the BRT Corridor here, and allegedly blocking the footpath on the stretch.
A Bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued notice to the office of the LG on the plea seeking a direction to the authorities to grant requisite approval for construction of six half sub-merged subways along 5.8 km stretch between Moolchand and Ambedkar Nagar in South Delhi.
The Bench has asked the AAP government and the office of the LG to file their responses by January 16, the next date of hearing. The PIL, filed by NGO Fights for Human Rights, has alleged that metal structure of the dismantled BRT Corridor lying there were blocking the footpath, due to which free movement of pedestrians vehicular traffic was affected.
“Large stretch of the footpath is blocked because of the metal structure and tiles which were dismantled and have been stored along the road,” the plea claimed, adding “as a result, motor vehicles are not able to move freely and there is acute blockage of the road”.