DB directs CEO ERA to submit project report or appear in person

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 31: In a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding fly-over from Shakuntla to Janipur, which was proposed in 2008 but abandoned thereafter, Division Bench of State High Court comprising Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Kumar has directed the Chief Executive Officer of ERA to submit the project report within three weeks or appear in person on February 5, 2018 to explain his conduct.
After hearing Advocate Aditya Sharma for the PIL filed by Citizen Forum through its President RK Chadha whereas Senior AAG Nirmal Kotwal for the State, the DB observed, “the compliance report has been submitted on behalf of R&B Department and as per the report widening of the High Court approach road would take six months after approval”.
The Division Bench directed Commissioner/Secretary R&B Department that the proposal shall be expedited so that the same is sanctioned and approved as early as possible. The DB sought progress report in this regard on next date of hearing.