NEW DELHI: Parking woes of lawyers practising in the Supreme Court will soon be a thing of the past as the India Trade Promotion Organisation's (ITPO) has provided them parking space across the road to accommodate almost 300 vehicles.
A bench headed by Justice V Gopala Gowda took note of the submission that the ITPO has provided parking space outside Pragati Maidan and decided to dispose of a 2000 PIL filed by Indian Council of Legal Aid and Advice raising various issues including parking woes of lawyers.
The bench had also directed the Delhi government to take necessary steps to ensure that parking space was provided to the lawyers at the earliest.
Senior advocate and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Dushyant Dave expressed "gratitude" towards the bench and said the plea be disposed with a direction to authorities that they will comply with earlier court orders.
The PIL had also sought construction of an automatic multi-level parking for Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) members.
Earlier on December 5 last, the apex court had asked the Centre to consider allowing them to park their vehicles on its vacant plots around the court premises. The court had then asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to put up a proposal to the Urban Development Ministry (UD) for allowing parking of lawyers' vehicles in the area, presently managed by ITPO.