The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the concerned government authorities of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana to hold a meeting and mutually, along with the Central Government, formulate a common plan/policy/platform to facilitate movement across state borders in the NCR cities within one week.
The three-Judge Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan required Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to seek instructions on the difficulties encountered by people in the NCR on account of restricted inter-State movement
The bench, also comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and MR Shah, in the PIL "Rohit Bhalla v. UOI and Ors.", pointed out that it has been suggested that there may be a common portal or pass system for the regulation of movement of individuals within the NCR.
The PIL, as led by Mr. Mukul Talwar, Senior Advocate and filed by counsels Anindita Mitra and Aman Bhalla, was instituted earlier last month challenging the unconstitutionality of the decisions of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi Administrations to restrict the movement of individuals for permissible activities and the necessity of applying for passes for each of these states on various State government portals.
The Supreme Court today identifying the hardships caused to the common man across NCR, prominently in the cities of Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad adjoining to the NCT of Delhi, due to the contradictory policies of these various states and the constant altering thereof, has ordered that these states endeavour to find a common programme and portal for interstate movement within the NCR and has granted one weeks time for the same.