Nagpur: Annoyed over non-compliance of its earlier orders, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to submit its own road map. In which the details of this plan and within the same time this work should be completed. The work of NH-53 (earlier NH-6) from district Nagpur to Malkapur will be completed well and these roads will also be made vehicular traffic.
Before adjourning the hearing till December 15, a division bench of Justice Anil Pansare and Justice Sunil Shukre had sought this photographic evidence as well as the progress report of the defendant’s claims of the same.
The court’s counsel Arun Patil with the help of advocate Firdous Mirza was also hearing 1 PIL (No. 22/2019) highlighting the pathetic condition of Wardha-Sindhkhed Raja road and Amravati-Akola-Jalgaon road. Due to which many dangerous accidents also happened and very precious lives were also lost.
Earlier, senior advocate Sunil Manohar, appearing for NHAI, has assured the judges that he will personally ensure that the directions of the court are strictly followed within the time limit.
Large Pit Size
At that time the judges orally asked the respondents and the petitioner to jointly visit these roads. And suggest ways to repair the road.
Many stretches of the Amravati-Akola-Jalgaon road are in the worst-case scenario due to non-repairs for a long time.
Referring to the development of very large pit-sized pits in many places. He has said that the possibility of a loss of very precious human life and property. Due to these accidents cannot be ruled out at all. The toll is also collected on this by the contractor religiously. Arun has also said that the duty of maintaining the road in good condition and user friendly is regularly violated by the firm.
The judges have said that it now appears that the process of repair and widening of the NH-53 well has been going on for more than five to six years. But instead of seeing any improvement in its condition, it is getting worse.