Civic mess in Chandigarh’s periphery: Top brass will be personally liable, says HC
HC pulls up both administrations for non-compliance of orders.punjab Updated: Jul 23, 2017 14:50 IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has warned top brass of the UT and Mohali administration of holding them personally liable for non-compliance of its orders.
The high court (HC) bench of justice Amit Rawal said that it was issuing “strong and stringent directions” since despite an order on May 28, 2014, on the issue concerning those residing in peripheral areas, no steps were taken by the authorities.
The court was dealing with a petition of residents of Nayagaon, Nada, Kaimbwala, Khuda Ali Sher and Kansal, who had sought installation of permanent pillars on both sides of proposed roads in the 2009 Master Plan.
The court was also requested to ascertain the entire area of Patiala Ki Rao choe and remove encroachments and repair roads in Karoran village, Nada and other places in Mohali.
As per the 2009 Master Plan, a 30-metre road was to be constructed between Kaimbwala and Mullanpur via Nayagoan. Khuda Ali Sher village road from the end of Vidya Path (near Punjab CM secretariat) was to be widened and Karora village was to be connected with 30-metre road to Madhya Marg.
The court while disposing of the matter observed that despite numerous directions as well as the filing of a contempt petition, both the administrations have not taken any step yet.
‘Residents facing hardships’
The court observed that residents at present are facing great hardship in reaching these villages, as they have to take longer routes. In the choe area, huge encroachments have come up, resulting in a constant threat of flood to the villagers.
Many constructions and encroachments have also come up near and under power transmission towers, which also emit electromagnetic fields, thereby posing serious medical problems to those living there, the court observed.
- 6 months: Repair roads, remove roadside encroachments at Nayagaon, Khuda Ali Sher to Kansal and Kaimbwala
- 5 months: Remove encroachments from Patiala Ki Rao choe,fix strong pillars on both sides of roads
- 5 months: Develop system for garbage lifting and installing incinerators