SRINAGAR, Oct 5: The High Court today directed the authorities to comply with Court directions in shifting the Batmaloo General Bust Stand to Parimpora and directed the IGP Kashmir to provide all assistance to the concerned authorities.
The direction was passed after perusal of report submitted by Court Commissioner Advocate Ateeb Kanth on Batmaloo Bus Stand.
Advocate Kanth submitted that under the Court directions he visited the old bus stand situated at Batmaloo and new bus stand at Parimpora along with Estates Officer and Khilafwarzi Officer of Srinagar Development Authority.
He informed the Division Bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmad and Justice Alok Aradhe that the Old Bus Stand is vacant but buses, mini buses and Taxi cabs are running from the main entrance and exit gates of the Old Bus Stand and are creating problem by blocking and chocking the main road which has badly hampered the free flow of traffic.
As regards to new bus terminal at Parimpora, he has informed the Court that the bus stand is deserted and not a single bus, mini bus or taxi cab was visible expect few buses of SRTC and the terminal is non-functional, rather not in use.
With regard to identifying of no horn zones, Court observed that nothing has been done even signages have not been fixed on these places, consequently court directed SSP Traffic to identify these zones and take adequate measures in this connection.
Court has been informed that out of 38 pollution checking centers 14 checking centers have been restored after complying with all formalities and in total 25 checking centers are operational.
Court has also been informed that for installation of more checking centers a request have been sent to oil companies for setting up of checking centers at their out-lets in the State and in this connection public notice has been published in daily newspapers of Kashmir and Jammu for inviting application for setting up of checking centers.
Court also perused the report of PCB regarding monitoring of noise pollution in the city, to which Court observed that it does not show good results and no improvement has been made in controlling the noise situation as preventive measures have not been taken by PCB. Court directed the PCB authorities to lessen the noise level and report the Court by next date.
The status report submitted by JKERA with regard work on Rambagh flyover, Court has been informed that it will be completed by the end of June 2018 and certain stretch of the road from Rambagh to Naaz Crossing have already been macadamized and remaining part of the stretch of road be macadamized in near future.
With regard to segregation of inter city and intra city transport, the Transport Commissioner apprised the Court about the steps taken for segregation and signages for vehicles plying on inter-city routs have been completed for public convenience.