Supreme Court urged Gujarat Govt to issue Uniform Parking Policy

Aishwarya Rathore

Published on: September 3, 2021, at 11:40 IST

The Supreme Court on Wednesday urged the Gujarat Government to issue a Uniform Parking Policy under the Town Planning Act or the General Development Control Regulations (GDCR) that would be enforceable on all Corporations in the State.

The Division Bench of Justices MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose observed, “It can not be disputed that the traffic problem in the Metropolitan cities in the State of Gujarat is a very serious issue because of the non-availability of Public parking in the malls and other markets. Citizens are compelled to park on the road. 

The Court further added, “There are no uniform policy and/or guidelines and/or notifications issued by the State Government.”

In the Special Leave Petition challenging the Gujarat High Court’s order dated July 10, 2019, the Secretary, Home Department, Urban Planning Department, and Secretary, Transport were also given instructions to file counter-affidavits before the next date of hearing.

Advocate AP Maybee, appearing for the State, stated that the State Government had made a policy decision to adopt the policy of the Surat Municipal Corporation.

The Court, while adjourning the case until September 14, 2021, also urged the Government to issue a Policy that would be binding on all Corporations and to ensure that the parking/traffic problem is resolved.

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