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HC directs BBMP to probe footpath misuse by police, metro

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PIL says adequate parking facilities in only 3 of 45 metro stations

BENGALURU:

Tasking BBMP with checking on footpath encroachments by other government agencies, the High Court has directed the civic agency to look into allegations that the city police and BMTC have taken up footpath space at several places in Bengaluru. The HC has also directed BMRCL, Bescom and the city police to take note of the issue.

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice S Vishwajith Shetty was hearing a PIL by Letzkit Foundation. According to the petition, a large number of seized vehicles have been dumped on the footpaths around the Jayanagar police station.

Referring to the situation at metro stations, the petition alleges that footpaths in the vicinity are being used for vehicular parking because of the inability of BMRCL to provide adequate parking space. Facilities for parking are available only in three of the 45 metro stations, 17 stations have parking only for two-wheelers and the remaining 28 stations have no space for parking, according to the PIL.

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