The Gujarat High Court recently expressed dissatisfaction with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for their ineffective efforts to address the problems of broken roads and stray cattle.
The court referred to the AMC’s actions as mere “eyewash” and demanded information from the organisations in charge of overseeing and fixing the roads, as well as the officials in charge, in the event that the work was not completed in accordance with the High Court’s directives.
The Gujarat State Legal Services Authority’s (GSLSA) report will be taken into consideration by the High Court rather than the affidavits that the civic organisation submitted. The hearing will resume on April 28.
This development came during the hearing of a contempt of court petition filed by petitioner Mustak Kadri’s lawyer, Amit Panchal, who claims that the AMC has failed to comply with the High Court’s long standing orders to improve road conditions and remove cattle from the streets.
The High Court had previously given the GSLSA a mandate to look into the current state of affairs in the city in response to these worries. Despite filing affidavits claiming compliance with the High Court’s orders, GSLSA volunteers discovered that the AMC had not significantly advanced in addressing the issues.
Panchal highlighted that the situation had not improved, even after multiple orders from the High Court.
The court then asked the AMC’s attorney for more information regarding road monitoring in the city, stating that many areas still had poor conditions. The High Court has now requested more details regarding the organisations and employees in charge of ensuring proper road upkeep and addressing the stray cattle issue in Ahmedabad.