Bad roads, Gujarat High Court pulls up AMC again
The Gujarat high court, on Thursday, came down heavily on the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) because of the civic body’s poor progress with road repair and resurfacing work. Showing any leniency to AMC, the court said that only those roads which are often used by VIPs on a regular basis have been repaired, implying that the rest lies in negligence.
The second division bench of Justice MR Shah and Justice Biren Vaishnav was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by one Mustak Kadri. The court verbally said, “This is Gujarat and citizens of Ahmedabad expect best services and roads from the corporation. But, the body has failed to meet the expectation.”
The civic body has been asked to identify the hampered roads and categorise them into three categories: severely damaged, less damaged and damaged roads. Apart from asking for a deadline, AMC will take to repair the roads, the court also sought the plan the civic body will follow to repair and resurface the roads. The court warned that in case it is not satisfied with the report, it will either appoint a Gujarat State Legal Cell Authority as a nodal agency or will constitute a commission to keep eye on …read more