Allow lawyers to park on vacant plot nearby, SC tells Centre

Court asked the law officer to consult the Police in this regard and fixed the matter for hearing on December 18.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:December 6, 2014 1:03 am

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to consider allowing lawyers to park their vehicles on vacant plots around the apex court premises.

A bench led by Justice V Gopala Gowda asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to send a proposal to the Ministry of Urban Development (UD) for allowing parking of lawyers’ vehicles in the area, presently managed by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).

“Earlier, lawyers used to park their vehicles there. It has now been stopped…. Since the property belongs to the UD Ministry, the Solicitor General is asked to put a proposal to the ministry for taking necessary steps,” the bench said.

The court also asked the law officer to consult the Delhi Police and Central Public Works Department in this regard and fixed the matter for hearing on December 18.

The bench is hearing a PIL filed by Indian Council of Legal Aid and Advice in 2000. The PIL has also sought construction of an automatic Multilevel Multi-ground Parking for Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) members. A similar multilevel parking facility has been constructed on the Delhi High Court premises. Earlier, the court had asked the SCBA to give suggestions on the issue to the Delhi government.

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