SOP ready to keep Panchkula-Chandigarh road smooth, Panchkula DC informs HC

Chandigarh-Panchkula The government has prepared a draft SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to prevent such incidents like obstruction of the road by the Haryana Sarpanch Association. It has been sent to senior officials for approval. This information was given by the DC of Panchkula in the Punjab-Haryana High Court. Taking this information on record, the High Court adjourned the hearing.

Panchkula resident Dr. Neetu Bajaj and others had raised the issue of problems faced by the people due to the closed road while filing a PIL in the High Court. It was told in the petition that this road is the lifeline of Chandigarh-Panchkula. Thousands of people have to commute daily from Panchkula to Chandigarh and from Chandigarh to Panchkula. Blocking this road has not only affected the normal life of the people, but it has also made it difficult for people to go to institutions like PGI in case of emergency.

School buses, employees and others use this route daily from Panchkula to go to Chandigarh for their work. Due to the obstruction of this route, a situation of jam was created at both the places of Panchkula and Chandigarh. The court was told that the dharna had been removed. The court had expressed satisfaction on this but said that this is only a way. There will exist many other ways like this in which this event can be repeated. The court had ordered the Haryana government to submit such a plan so that the Chandigarh-Panchkula road could not be obstructed by repeating such incidents in future.

Now the High Court was told that a committee has been constituted comprising Additional Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula, Khangwal, representative of DC and SSP of Chandigarh and ACP of Panchkula, Surendra Singh Yadav. After the meeting, this committee submitted its report on March 10 with its suggestions to deal with such protests and demonstrations. According to this, now a draft of SOP has been prepared and it has been sent to higher officials for approval. After his approval, it will be handed over to the High Court.

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