Chandigarh , January 16- If the service provider agency or department is not responding to your repeated requests, you can now file a case in the court of concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) under Section 133 of Cr PC for getting relief. This was revealed today in a meeting of District Road Safety Committee.
The Deputy Commissioner GurgaonMr PC Meena presided over the meeting in his office. He directed the concerned officers to take all necessary safety measures on the roads belonging to their departments. There should be proper road signage, diversion, reflectors and speed breakers. He asked the officers to identify accident prone areas and take all safety measures there. The road berms should be properly maintained and there should be white lines on both the sides and a central line to help the commuters drive in their lanes during fog. In the meeting it was pointed out that at some places the speed breakers were too steep which caused inconvenience to the drivers as well as to the person sitting inside. At this, Mr Meena said that the breakers should be as per rules with proper slope.
When it was brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner that the roads in some licensed colonies developed by Private builders were not in good shape and the people suffered a lot at the hands of the builders who pay little heed to their requests. Mr Meena informed that there is a provision under Section 133 Cr PC under which the aggrieved persons can file a case in the court of concerned SDM who would issue ‘Conditional Order’ preferably on the same day, asking the agency to complete the work within the specified time limit. If the agency fails to deliver, the SDM can issue ‘Absolute Order’, after which an FIR can be lodged against the officer responsible of the agency. Such cases can also be filed against even the government departments like HUDA, Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Public Works Department etc. There is no dearth or paucity of funds in the government departments, only change of mindset is required, observed Mr Meena.
The people suffering because of apathy of the private developers, the agencies involved in road construction like DS Construction Ltd and NHAI can find relief by going in the courts of the SDMs. Any person wanting to file a case in SDM court need not hire the services of a Lawyer; he has only to make an application in SDM court on a plain paper about the broken roads, non functional sewerage or water supply facilities. In the meeting, the issue of improving the junction at Bilaspur on NH-8 was also raised, to which the Project Director of NHAI Pratap Singh said that it can be considered as the work was under way on that stretch. Mr Meena said that improving Bilaspur junction and construction of slip roads were necessary for providing relief to the commuters.
In the meeting, the Superintending Engineer of PWD (B&R) told that the provision of Central White line was there for the roads having width of 7.5 meters and for more broader roads than this, outer lines in white colour on both sides of the road can be drawn besides the central line. There is no provision of drawing lines in white colour in roads with less width.