Thursday, February 29, 2024

Gauhati High Court disposes of PIL on road from Jamiri to Buragaon

The Gauhati High Court recently closed a PIL which was filed in relation to non-construction of the road from Jamiri  (Nagmandir, BRTF Road) to Buragaon (Full Stage).

The division bench comprising of Justice N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice Malasri Nandi heard the PIL filed by Shri Ram Veo.

Additional Senior Government Advocate, Arunachal Pradesh submitted on the basis of the instruction received from the Executive Engineer, Rural Works Department, Singhchung Division, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh dated December 21, 2021 that the construction of the road from Jamiri (Nag Mandir BRFT road) to Buragaon (Full Stage) has been completed in all respects.

The work was physically completed on April 30, 2021 and financially completed on May 31, 2021 and now 5(five) year Routine Maintenance work has been started and the first year maintenance is going on and the contractor has successfully completed the first six month maintenance so far, Senior Advocate added.

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S.N. Tamuli, counsel for the petitioner, however, submitted that though the report has been submitted, the work is not satisfactory and not as per the DPR (Detailed Project Report).

While considering the PIL the High Court observed that ,

“If there has been any variation from the actual work order and deficiency in the work, the petitioner may approach this Court again, if so advised.”

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However, as far as the PIL concerning direction for completion of the aforesaid road is concerned, in view of the submission made by  Additional Senior Govt. Advocate, Arunachal Pradesh on the basis of the instruction dated December 21, 2021 the Court closed the present PIL with liberty to the petitioner to approach the High Court.

Further the bench has directed that a copy of the instruction dated December 21, 2021 issued by the Executive Engineer, Rural Works Department, Singchung Division, West Kameng District is kept on record.


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