Courts Update Delhi High Court directs PWD to file an affidavit...

Delhi High Court directs PWD to file an affidavit stating it has been awarded the tender for relaying road at Prahladpur


New Delhi Aug 25(ILNS): The Delhi High Court, today, directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to file an affidavit stating that PWD has issued and awarded the tender for relaying of the road under the bridge at Prahladpur, Badarpur, also stating that the said work will be started by September 2021.

A Single Judge Bench comprising of Justice Rekha Palli was hearing a plea to direct PWD, New Delhi to take remedial measures for the waterlogging under the railway bridge at Prahladpur, Badarpur.

Advocate Premsagar Pal, Standing Counsel, PWD informed the court that a tender has been issued and awarded for relaying of the road. The work is expected to start in September 2021 and is expected to be completed by January 2022.

The petition avers that on May 19, 2021, pertaining to heavy rainfall, water had flooded under the railway bridge at Pul Prahladpur, Badarpur, up till 3-4 feet. This caused a heavy traffic jam under the bridge, causing inconvenience to commuters.

On the next day, the movement of vehicles under the bridge was stopped, diverting the traffic towards Mathura Road, National Highway 2, which caused a heavy traffic jam at Mathura Road.

The petition claims that the petitioner has given written complaints to SHO Badarpur, DCP Sarita Vihar, PWD head office, New Delhi and Headquarter, Northern Railway, Baroda House, but to no avail. Furthermore, SHO, ACP, and other government officials of Badarpur and Prahladpur often visit the railway bridge but have ignored the chaotic situation.

According to the petition, the residents of the residential societies near the railway bridge at Pul Prahladpur, Badarpur, have to endure increased pollution levels, as persistent traffic due to waterlogging leads to increased consumption of fossil fuels, resulting in pollution of the air in the area.

The petition further states, that the petitioners and other residents of adjoining areas have endured this problem for 11 years and this issue of waterlogging under the railway bridge at Pul Prahladpur, Badarpur has even lead to the death of a minor boy.

The petition has been filed by Advocate Mumtaz Ahmad.

On the previous date of hearing, the Delhi High Court had issued notice to PWD, Northern Railway, and the Government of NCT of Delhi.

The next date of hearing is October 8, 2021./ILNS/SR/KR/SNG


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, Defence Ministry on plea challenging curbs on strike by defence personnel

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre and...

Allahabad High Court directs shifting of monkeys to forest within three months for creating upheaval in Varanasi city

Allahabad Sept 16 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court has directed to shift the monkeys who created upheaval in Varanasi city,...

Madhya Pradesh High Court disposes of PIL seeking legal action against illegal medical practitioners in Shahdol district

Bhopal Sept 16 (ILNS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a PIL seeking legal action...

CJI Ramana hauls up Centre over forced retirement of NCLAT chairperson

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Thursday came down heavily on...

Delhi High Court directs UIDAI, RBI, Google India Digital Services Private Ltd to respond to PIL alleging unauthorised storage of Aadhaar, banking information by...

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), RBI...

Supreme Court refuses PILs on Covid-19 measures due to delay in their listing

New Delhi Sept 16 The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain two PILs seeking directions to...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you