New Delhi :
The Supreme Court on March 8 directed that that coaching centres in residential areas must shift to commercial premises or institutional areas as they were troubling women and the elderly people.
The petitioner All Rajasthan Coaching Institutes Association challenged the eviction orders served on its members by Jaipur Development Authority, following Rajasthan high court orders to ban the functioning of tutorials from the residential colonies. To which no relief was provided by the bench of Justices.
"Morning and evening, youngsters come with bikes. Many loiter around, harassing women and the old people. Coaching centres must shift out to commercial premises or institutional areas. We will not permit them in residential areas," the bench said, according to a newspaper report.
The senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for the petitioner was refused to get an interim stay on the eviction notice. The bench came out firm against tutorials and coaching centres, which were operating from residential areas.
“Why should these institutes be permitted to operate from residential areas and make lives of many miserable? These institutes create chaos in residential areas,” it asked.
In the high court, petitioner Ghasiram had maintained that these coaching centres have illegally mushroomed in about 15 colonies in Lal Kothi in violation of norms, which provide that no coaching centre can function in an area where the width of the road was less than 40 feet.