The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday issued contempt of court notices to two officials for violating its orders by allowing vehicles to take an 'L turn' on their way to Delhi from Gurgaon just before the toll plaza.
Praveen Kumar, Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) administrator, Gurgaon, and Ravindra Tomar, assistant commissioner of police (traffic), Gurgaon, have been served the notices for violating the court orders.
The division bench, headed by justice SK Mittal, said Praveen Kumar had no authority to interfere as he was not a party to the case and if there was some problem with the implementation of the court orders, he or Tomar should have approached the court for modification of the orders.
Appearing for the concessionaire, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), senior advocate ML Sarin informed the bench that after the court's directions, the right turn (L turn) was blocked on October 9 by putting cement blocks and only "U-turn" was permitted. "But Parveen Kumar got the cement blocks removed after some people staged a protest the next day," he said.
However, Ravinder Tomar submitted that from the last day of hearing in the court challans were issued to 770 vehicles for entering the road illegally and the police had implemented the court's directions.
The bench stated that the status report submitted by Tomar with regard to compliance of high court directions was factually wrong.
The bench directed the authorities not to allow "L-turn" as directed earlier and the authorities could make an opening after the "U turn" so as to permit the traffic to merge with the traffic coming in the service lane.
The case would now come up for hearing on November 1.