QUETTA: In a recent hearing at the Balochistan High Court, Mr. Justice Kamran Khan Malakhail and Mr. Justice Shaukat Ali Rakhshani addressed a constitutional petition filed by Jalila Haider, a well-known lawyer. During the proceedings, it was revealed that the Chief Secretary’s office had appointed the Secretary of the Urban Planning and Development Department as the focal person, as indicated in a letter. No outdated buses should be on the roads of Quetta, Mr. Justice Kamran Khan Malakhail directed the concerned authorities.
The bench thoroughly heard transport, construction of roads, and other issues relating to the provincial capital. The court directed the Secretary to ensure the court orders’ implementation and warned of personal appearance in case of non-compliance. The Additional Attorney General assured thorough compliance efforts.
Provision Of 12 Additional Greens Buses Under Consideration
The Managing Director of the Balochistan Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) submitted a report stating the government’s decision to acquire 12 additional green buses, with a proposal for 100 buses under consideration. The court suggested a reevaluation of the ‘Metro Bus Service Project.’ The Commissioner of Quetta Division reported actions taken to survey and remove traffic-obstructing stands. The Regional Transport Authority planned to outsource a parking plaza and revise prices.
Concerning the long-route bus terminal relocation, the Quetta Development Authority (QDA) was advised to reduce the reserve price, pending approval by the QDA governing body. The court noted the absence of a governing meeting due to the Chairman’s unavailability. The proceedings conclude with ongoing efforts to address traffic and public transportation challenges in the region.