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JAMMU: A Division Bench (DB) of the State High Court comprising First Puisne Judge Justice Alok Aradhe and Justice Sanjay Kumar Gupta on Wednesday granted two weeks time to file compliance report in terms of order dated June 6, 2018 regarding Amphalla-Janipur Road widening.
The court direction came in Public Interest Litigation (PIL) regarding decongesting/widening of the Janipur-High Court Road.
When the PIL came-up for hearing, Senior Additional Advocate General H.A Siddiqui appearing for the State sought time to file compliance.
On June 6, 2018, a proposal was submitted by the PWD Department to the Planning Department vide communication dated December 21, 2017 and only money has to be released by the Planning and Finance Departments, after the requisite approval. This issue will also 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 finalised, 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.
Division Bench further observed that with regard to the issue of de-congesting/widening of the Amphalla- Janipur road, it is stated by the Sr. AAG HA Siddiqui that a detailed report has since been prepared and submitted by the RITES, which needs to be considered by the Planning Department and an appropriate decision is required to be taken on the same as to which of the options suggested by RITES has to be accepted and executed.
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