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DB seeks status of Shakuntla-Janipur Flyover
Posted 09 Feb 2018 04:57 PM

Agencies
A Division Bench (DB) of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur on Thursday sought status report indicating whether the Shakuntla-Janipur Flyover is an integral part of the RITES proposal and whether such a proposal is acceptable to the Planning, Development and Monitoring Department?
The Court direction came in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Citizen Forum through its President R.K Chadha regarding aforesaid flyover project, which was proposed in 2008 and was abandoned for some extraneous reasons.
Advocate Aditya Sharma appeared for the PIL whereas Senior Additional Advocate General Nirmal Kotwal reprsented the respondents.
The Division Bench observed that as per status report filed on Thursday by the Chief Engineer, Public Works (R&B) Department, Jammu, the current status of the widening of the road from Amb Gharota to the road leading to the High Court Complex is that the answering respondent has submitted AAA amounting to Rs. 282.40 lakh to Commissioner/Secretary to Government, PWD (R&B) Civil Secretariat, Jammu vide letter No. CEJ/DB/S/3164-67 dated December 12, 2017, for its accord and arrangement of funds which are still awaited and when the AAA is accorded and funds are released the process for shifting of utilities shall be taken up in first hand and thereafter widening of aforesaid road shall be taken up.
The DB also gone through the status report filed by the JKERA and observed that it appears that the process of approval of the project is underway. The DB observed, “We are informed that the Planning, Development and Monitoring Department of J&K Government has requisitioned a study to be done by RITES.” Upon this, Division Bench directed counsel for the respondents to file a status report on behalf of the Planning, Development and Monitoring Department, clearly indicating the status with regard to the study requisitioned from RITES and, as to whether the aforesaid report, if any, has been accepted by the Planning, Development and Monitoring Department? The DB also directed counsel for the respondents to file an affidavit in the context of the proposed Flyover.

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