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Petition seeks removal of ‘unnecessary’ police barricades from Delhi roads

The Delhi Excessive Court docket Wednesday issued a discover to the Centre and the Delhi Police on a petition searching for elimination of “pointless and dangerous” barricading from the roads within the nationwide capital, and strict compliance with the standing order on using cellular barricades.

The division bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh, whereas asking authorities to answer the petition, listed the case for listening to on November 24.

A petition filed by Jan Sewa Welfare Society states that there’s a “menace of unmindful and erratic set up” of cellular barricades by police on the roads and in residential colonies. The plea states that the identical is a violation of the rules contained in a 2018 standing order on utilization of iron barricades.

“The petitioner can be conscious of the truth that one of many causes for big site visitors jams in Delhi is pointless barricading of roads by the Delhi Police. It’s evident that mismanagement and unprofessional angle of the Delhi Police in set up of iron barricades on a number of roads throughout Delhi causes grave hardship and inconvenience to the security, safety and welfare of the general public,” the organisation has stated in its petition.

In line with the petition, the rules specify that barricades must show the names of police stations they belong to, have crucial fluorescent paint or reflective tape in case they’re used throughout the night time, the workers deployed close to them additionally should put on specifically designed fluorescent jackets, they by no means needs to be left unmanned, and they need to be positioned in such a fashion that whereas the site visitors slows down for checking, heavy autos shouldn’t have problem shifting.

The petition states that barricades should not solely inflicting inconvenience to most people however are additionally placing lives in danger. “It’s so as a result of somebody hitting the barricades whereas driving is certain to maintain extreme accidents which can ultimately show to be deadly,” reads the petition.

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