Stop Construction under the Motijheel overbridge : High Court order to Nagar Nigam

motijheel market muzaffarpurHC concerned over Muzaffarpur urban planning

The Patna high court on Thursday expressed concern over the urban planning in Muzaffarpur and asked the city municipal corporation boss and the SP to file their separate replies on the construction of shops under the rail overbridge at Motijheel which may create a traffic mess in the area.

Petitioner Chandra Kishore Parasar had moved the court alleging that the construction of shops, despite locals’ protest, will create traffic hurdles in the busy market area.

The petitioner submitted before a division bench of Justice Navin Sinha and Justice Prabhat Kumar Jha that the Motijheel is a busy market area but does not have parking facility and though the locals protested against the ongoing construction works, the municipal corporation remained unmoved. The petitioner’s counsel also placed a few photographs of the area before the bench. “We find the shops have their openings on the main road,” said the bench and added, “Naturally, when customers will come to these shops, they would be using the space outside as parking area, thus obstructing the free flow of traffic.”

The court also pointed out that building bylaws do not allow opening of the entrance on the main road. It told the civic body boss to mention in his reply about the steps proposed to avoid traffic congestion. The court also told the SP, Muzaffarpur, to file separate counter affidavit explaining whether the construction of the shops would affect the smooth traffic flow or not. The matter will be heard again on June 24.

The Verdict : The Politicians of the Nagar Nigam always want to make money, that’s why they have taken this step, High court will make a serious fine to them. Be aware Mayor – Varsa Singh”

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