Wazirabad Bridge Traffic Woes: HC Pulls Up Delhi Govt
The Delhi High Court (HC) has pulled up the Delhi government for not taking any steps to ease the massive traffic congestion on the single-lane Wazirabad Bridge, which is used for commuting between north and northeast area of the city. The HC asked the Delhi chief secretary to ensure that authorities examine the issues faced by the commuters, and look into the proposal for construction of a bridge.
"It appears that despite the gravity of the situation and extreme difficulty to commuters, the Delhi government and its Public Works Department have not moved to undertake planning for providing facilities to commuters," a Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said.
It was hearing a petition by an advocate, seeking construction of a bridge or extension of the existing bridge at Wazirabad barrage, saying that lakhs of commuters are affected by it.
The court disposed of the petition, saying that the decision taken in this regard by the authorities concerned must be communicated to the petitioner advocate in four weeks.
The petition filed by advocate A Rasheed Qureshi had sought direction to the government to construct one or more bridges upstream to ease the traffic from Bhajanpura, Khajuri Khas, Sonia Vihar and other parts of north and northeast Delhi.
It claimed that the single-lane bridge over the Yamuna was insufficient as lakhs of commuters were crossing it every day, and it caused extreme inconvenience to them.
With inputs from Housing News