Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Post office: Court seeks suggestions

Dear Comrades,

BANGALORE: The High Court on Wednesday directed the Union Ministry of Communication (Posts) to provide some suggestions to open a post office in Vasanthanagar. The court gave this direction while hearing a PIL filed arguing that the closure of the post office in the area has caused a lot of inconvenience to the public.

The petitioner and party in person Satinderpal Chopra stated the post office has remained closed for over two years. The office was on a private property and after the department closed the post office, the residents and the senior citizens are facing a lot of problems. He further stated that nothing was done even after repeated requests to the Post Master General.

Hearing the petition, a division bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen directed to file a report on the available place for the post office. However, the postal officials stated that they did not find any place to reopen the post office in Millers Road and Vasanthanagar area.

Hearing their submission, the bench suggested to provide a place for the post office in the same building and further observed that an area of 48,000 sq ft is being used for parking vehicles. 

“Why these activities have to be carried on in the middle of the city by ignoring the inconvenience caused to the citizens. This is something which we cannot accept,” the bench said and adjourned the matter to June 6 for further hearing on the case.
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