As Ludhiana MC, GLADA pass buck on street gates, lawyer moves court

As Ludhiana MC, GLADA pass buck on street gates, lawyer moves court

Harshraj Singh

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 3

A city-based advocate has moved the court as the MC and Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) were passing the buck over the issue of closed iron gates in the streets of Urban Estate, Phase I and II, Dugri, here.

Advocate Girish Sood, a resident of Urban Vihar, located adjacent to Urban Estate, Phase I, said a number of iron gates on the entrance of public streets had been installed in the areas of Urban Estate allegedly without obtaining any permission from the MC and police. “Due to the installation of the gates, the public face inconvenience as most of the gates remain closed all time,” said Sood.

Sood said he had sent a legal notice to the departments concerned to remove the illegal gates erected in the streets of Urban Estate within two months of receiving the notice but nothing was done.

The advocate said he had raised the matter with the MC but the Assistant Town Planner (ATP) at Zone D had replied that the building control in Phase I and II of Urban Estate is under GLADA. In the reply, the ATP claimed that the MC B&R branch maintains the roads in these areas but the MC does not look after the building control work there. GLADA is supposed to act on the gates in these areas, the MC’s ATP had further stated in the reply letter sent to the advocate.

On the other hand, GLADA had also written to the Municipal Town Planner of MC that GLADA had already handed over the maintenance works related to roads, road berms and parks of Urban Estate, Phase I and II, to the MC. Thus, the MC was supposed to take action on the legal notice regarding the illegal gates in the streets of Urban Estate, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority official had stated in the letter written to the MTP.

“As both departments were passing the buck on the issue of illegal gates, I moved the Civil Court. The next hearing in the case will be held in August 2021,” he added.

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