DB directs respondents to file Status report of direction on Amphalla-Janipur road widening


JAMMU, FEB 5: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Citizen Forum through its President RK Chadha regarding fly-over project from Shakuntla-Janipur fly over proposed in 2008 has been abandoned for some extraneous reasons and regarding -congesting/widening of the Amphalla - Janipur road and regard to de-congesting/widening of the Janipur - High Court Road.
A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Tashi Rabstan observed that Status report has not been filed and directed to file status report before March 12, 2019.
In the earlier order, Division Bench observed that a proposal in this regard appears to have been submitted by the PWD Department to the Planning Department vide communication dated 21.12.2017 and only money has to be released by the Planning Department and Finance Department, after the requisite approval. This issue also will be considered by the Principal Secretary, Planning Department and Commissioner / Secretary to Government, Finance Department and the amount be released in favour of the Public Works Department, so that by the time process of tendering is finalized, the process of shifting of PDD utilities can also be undertaken simultaneously with a view to avoid any further delay in the matter.
Upon this Division Bench directed that the needful be done within a period of three weeks and a compliance report be also submitted by the Principal Secretary, Planning Department and the Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Finance Department by the next date of hearing. JNF

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