Raipur. While hearing the matter of the closure of road adjoining Budha Talab in Raipur, Chhattisgarh High Court has issued instructions to inspect the road by appointing advocate Vaibhav Shukla as commissioner. The commissioner will ask question people about the problems due to the closed road and will record their statements. The Mayor of Raipur and the Director of Smart City will be present with him during this inspection. The next hearing of the case will be on October 7.
Chandra Shekhar Gaikwad, a resident of Raipur, has filed public interest litigation in the Chhattisgarh High Court through his lawyer Abhyuday Singh. In this, he has said that Raipur Smart City closed the road from Budha Talab last year without the permission of Town and Country Planning and Corporation. There is a garden on that road.
The petitioner said that the closure of this road increased the traffic pressure on the other route adjoining Budha Talab. Due to this, there is a traffic jam in the area every day; this was the only road that connected the Durga temple with Chandni Chowk. The petitioner has requested the High Court to reopen this closed road. After this inspection, advocate Vaibhav Shukla will present his report before the court during the next hearing.
The Affect of closure
Students used this road to go from Budha Talab to Dani Girls School and Girls College. Now they have to use another busy route which is not safe.
Children used to come to play on Madhavrao Sapre school grounds. There are two gates to the ground, one of which is on the road that is closed. Now children are not able to enter the field through this gate.
It was also an alternate route to the shifted bus stand at Ravana Bhatha. which is closed.
Petitioner Chandra Shekhar Gaikwad told in a conversation with Dainik Bhaskar that the government had lied before the High Court that the road was not closed. For this reason, the court has now appointed a commissioner.