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Nagpur: HC directs Maha Metro to clean Zero Mile Stone premises within two days

The miserable condition of Zero Mile Stone (File Photo/Nation Next/January 2018)

The miserable condition of Zero Mile Stone (File Photo/Nation Next/January 2018)

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday instructed Maha Metro to clean the Zero Mile Stone premises within two days while hearing a suo moto PIL on neglect of Zero Mile Stone monument by the authorities. The court had earlier this month appointed Advocate Kartik Shukul as amicus curiae in the case. 

The instructions came from the bench comprising of Justice Ravi Deshpande and Pushpa Ganediwala. The bench also warned Maha Metro that in case it fails to follow the courts instructions, Maha Metro display adjacent to the Zero Mile Stone should be removed. The court also allowed an intervention by former Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) heritage committee member P Ahuja. 

Advocate Kartik Shukul brought to the notice of the court that the property belongs to state government and therefore it is the responsibility of the state government. Adv Shukul also brought to the notice of the court that he himself had visited the site and that the site was in a bad condition. 

Adv Shukul also brought to the notice that DCP (Traffic) was to give his suggestions on beautification options given my Maha Metro to Nagpur Municipal Corporation. The case will be next heard on October 7 when the DCP (Traffic) is also expected to give his suggestions. 

In absence of any agreement on the monument between State Government and Maha Metro, which eventually will take responsibility of the monument, the court then instructed Maha Metro to maintain the monument temporarily as its display was already adjacent to it. 

While Adv Gemini Kasat represented NMC and Heritage Conservation Committee and Adv Fulzele represented the State of Maharashtra, senior counsel SK Mishra represented Maha Metro. 

The court had taken cognizance of the condition of the Zero Mile Stone premises in October last year. Nation Next has learnt that the court, while taking cognizance, also referred to one of the articles published by us regarding the pitiful condition of Zero Mile Stone. The article ?Zero Mile Stone awaits maintenance while Nagpur Metro gets all the attention? was published on January 25, 2018, along with pictures from Zero Mile Stone premises. 

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