PIL Halts Signal-free Road Project

BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday stayed the BDA’s signal-free corridor project from Agara to Sirsi Circle via Lalbagh Road following a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed allegi

Published: 28th February 2012 02:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:05 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The High Court on Monday stayed the BDA’s signal-free corridor project from Agara to Sirsi Circle via Lalbagh Road following a public interest litigation (PIL) petition filed alleging that the project is unscientific and it is not going to help the traffic congestion.

The petitioners, the Citizen Action Forum, Koramangala and others claimed that BDA had given the contract to Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) at four junctions. Each grade separator will come up at a cost of `20 to `29 crore and the total project cost is estimated to be around `119 crore. But the project is unscientific and it is not going to help the traffic congestion, they claimed. Hearing the petition, the division bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna ordered a stay and adjourned the case.

No Loudspeakers in Residential Areas:HC

The High Court on Monday directed the State Government not to give permission to religious institutions to install loudspeakers in residential areas. The petitioners Jayanagar Residents Welfare Association told the Court that loudspeakers were disturbing students and patients in residential areas.

The petitioners also stated that the police failed to take action despite registering a complaint.  Hearing the petition, the division bench directed the government and the city police commissioner not to give permission to install loudspeakers.

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