Charge fee for court parking: HC to UT

Punjab and Haryana High Court asked the Chandigarh Administration to explore the possibility of making the parking lot on High Court premises into a paid parking area.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:February 10, 2012 1:27 am

To deter haphazard parking on Court premises,the Punjab and Haryana High Court,on Thursday,asked the Chandigarh Administration to explore the possibility of making the parking lot on High Court premises into a paid parking area.

The suggestion was given during the resumed hearing of a petition seeking proper parking space and completion of multi-level parking on High Court premises. Justice Surya Kant expressed strong disapproval over the haphazard parking of vehicles on High Court premises.

Senior standing counsel,Sanjay Kaushal stated that majority of the problems can be solved if the lawyers start parking vehicles properly. Kaushal added that underground parking space,made available to the lawyers,is under-utilised.

He said that there is space for parking of 1,200 vehicles whereas only around 600 are being parked in the facility. “On the other hand,there are over 800 vehicles parked on High Court premises which has parking space for only 400,” added Kaushal.

Justice Surya Kant also suggested deployment of more traffic police personnel on the premises. Kaushal said that at present 22 traffic police personnel stand deployed on High Court premises for traffic management.

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