Jammu- The High Court of J&K and Ladakh has sought an additional affidavit from Commissioner Secretary, Transport Department, regarding various steps taken and use of the equipment to deal with the traffic accidents and other violations which lead to fatal mishaps.
Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Justice N. Kotiswar Singh and Justice Moksha Khajuria Kazmi passed the order after perusal of an affidavit filed by the government, mentioning certain steps taken for “proper management of traffic and also to prevent accidents.”
However, the court said, in the affidavit filed by Commissioner/Secretary, Transport Department, “who is in a better position to apprise this Court about the various steps taken, these details are lacking, and, there is reference to purchase of certain equipments under Road Safety Measures during the financial year 2018-19.”
“Since we are on the verge of the completion of year 2023, we would like to have an additional affidavit from Commissioner/Secretary, Transport Department as to the various steps taken and also purchase and use of the equipments to deal with the traffic accidents and other violations which lead to fatal accidents,” the court said, adding, “Let the same be done within a period of one month.”
The petitioner, Smile Social Youth Club of J&K, will also file response to the affidavit as regards the steps taken as indicated in it, the court added.
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