Published On : Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

Dhantoli Congestion : HC maintains stay on new construction till further orders!

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Nagpur: Amid the arising concerns for Dhantoli residential area fast turning into congested cluster of hospitals and overcrowding vehicular movements, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, on Thursday, granted an interim status quo on new constructions in the area, till further orders.

Nagpur Today has been keenly reporting on the issue of violation by hospitals in these areas and emanating parking problems resulting from these mushrooming facilities.

The move came after Dhantoli Nagrik Mandal filed a new PIL (No 52/2017) through counsel Ashutosh Dharmadhikari over several parking problems faced by the residents due to hospitals.

A division bench comprising justice Bhushan Gavai and justice Atul Chandurkar also issued notices to respondents including the state urban development department secretary, collector, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) commissioner, deputy director of Town Planning Department, and commissioner of police, asking them to reply within a week.

The petitioner prayed for making it mandatory for the new buildings coming in the area to have two slots of parking for cars and two-wheelers for a single flat. It also demanded change in rules for existing plot owners with a view to ease several traffic congestion and parking problems in the area.

Already, Dhantoli Nagrik Mandal had filed a PIL (No 65/2012) on behalf of harrowed residents who were fed up with number of hospitals cropping up in already crowded area that led to severe traffic and congestion problems.