HC directed State to file latest status report about bus stands

Himachal Pradesh High Court, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir, Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan
Shimla : The Himachal Pradesh High Court today directed the State to file latest status report about all the bus stands on or before 23 November 2015 on which date the matter will be llisted before the court for further hearing.

A Division Bench comprising the Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan passed these orders on petition filed by Asha Chauhan during the hearing it was observed by the court that public interest is involved in this matter and treated it as Public interest Litigation

The petitioner has challenged the Tender Notice issued in the month of January, 2015 wherein, tenders were invited by the Himachal Pradesh Bus Stand Management and Development Authority, Shimla for the repairing work of the Old Bus Stand, Shimla.

It was further alleged that under the garb of repairing work, the Authority is converting Waiting Room into Shopping Complex at same place.

The petitioner further alleged in her petition that there are many instances where lady passengers are being harassed by the persons who are in the habit of eve teasing & harassing the ladies and these lady passengers used to feel secured in such waiting rooms. 

But the Management is more concerned with there profit rather then such social issues.

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