Delhi government gets notice on parking for handicapped

New Delhi, March 26: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government and civic agencies on a plea seeking direction to provide parking space to the physically challenged near the entrances of public buildings.

Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul asked the Delhi government, the civic bodies, traffic police, the police commissioner and the Delhi Development Authority to file responses by May 26.

A public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Vinod Kumar Bansal, a social worker through advocates Anupam Srivastava and Sitab Ali Chaudhary, said parking spaces should be provided to physically challenged people in line with the Master Plan Delhi 2021.

The plea also sought the court’s direction to the Delhi government and civic agencies to install auditory signals at red lights on public roads for the benefit of the physically handicapped.

The plea further sought directions to make pavements wheel chair friendly.