Hearing a petition against shifting of a U-turn on Ferozepur Road in front of the General Hospital, the Lahore High Court on Thursday summoned the chief traffic officer on August 1, the next date of hearing.
The U-turn was shifted four kilometres to facilitate the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).
Earlier on Thursday, Traffic Engineering Transport Planning Agency Chairman Saeed Akhtar appeared in the court and said that the BRTS was a public welfare project. He said after the completion of the project the changes made on the roads will be restored.
Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh, however, expressed dissatisfaction with the chairman’s explanation and summoned the chief traffic officer for the next hearing.
The petition was filed by a resident of the area who said that the authorities removed the u-turn in front of the hospital for the construction of the BRTS project. He said the shifting of the U-turn will cause problems for the patients and ambulances.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2012.
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