"Don't Obstruct The Life of Other People": Supreme Court In Noida-Delhi Travel Time Plea

  • Shruti Kakkar
  • 03:10 PM, 19 Apr 2021

The Supreme Court bench comprising Justice SK Kaul & Justice Hemant Gupta has adjourned the plea filed by Monicca Agarwaal, a resident of NOIDA, alleging that traveling to Delhi from Noida for her marketing job had become a nightmare as it took 2 hours instead of 20 minutes for two weeks. 

"Don't obstruct the life of other people there. You may want to construct a village, and you can do that. But not at the cost of other's inconvenience", Justice SK Kaul remarked.

SGI Tushar Mehta informed the Bench that an endeavor was being done from their side concerning the directions issued by this Court. 

The petitioner, appearing in person, averred that despite the various directions passed by this Court to keep the to and fro passage clear (the roads), the same still did not happen.

On March 26, 2021, the Bench comprising Justice SK Kaul & Justice R Subhash Reddy took note of the administrative failure as the judicial view was already propounded by the Court & issued notice to the Respondents to ensure that the road area is kept clear so that the passage from one place to other is not affected.

On April 9, 2021, the Bench comprising Justice SK Kaul & Justice Hemant Gupta

After perusing the counter affidavit filed by respondent No.2, impleaded the State of Haryana and the State of Uttar Pradesh as respondent Nos.3 and 4.

Ld SGI submitted for arranging representation on behalf of the State of Uttar Pradesh.

"We have clarified to the Solicitor General that we are not concerned with the larger issue but only limited to the aspect of free flow of traffic on the streets, i.e., the public streets should not be blocked. This is an aspect which has been repeatedly emphasized in different orders of this Court.", the order dated April 9, 2021 read.

The matter will now be heard on May 7, 2021. 

Case Title: Monicca Agarwaal V. Union Of India & Anr| WP(C) 249 OF 2021