Tuesday, July 29, 2008

PIL for widening

PIL for widening
Bangalore, DHNS:

A public interest litigation has been filed in the Karnataka High Court on Friday demanding the widening of the subway to prevent the chaotic traffic near the Benniganahalli underpass.

The road passing through the Benniganahalli is six-lane and around 120 feet wide whereas at Benniganahalli underpass the width of the road narrows to 35 feet. Everyday on this road around 12,000 vehicles pass, which lead to a chaotic traffic at the underpass.

For the past four years, the underpass widening work had been put on the backburner as there was confusion over the agency that should execute the work: National Highways Authority of India or the Railways, or the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike.

The petition has been filed mainly to seek High Court’s intervention for the speedy construction of a six-lane wide underpass.

The HC on Friday rejected a petition seeking the cancellation of the BDA notice of acquiring the private land for the construction of a road at Visveswaraya Layout. While rejecting the petition, Justice Huluvadi J Ramesh maintained that public interests are bigger than the personal interests.


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