LAHORE - The huge traffic mess outside the session courts main entrance has become a grave problem of the area keeping the litigants and the lawyers suffer and stuck up for hours on the road at the cost of their cases and precious time. The space provided for the entrance of vehicles in the Baba Ground is too narrow to accommodate two vehicles at a time whereof road from Secretariat to Islampura, Neeli Bar Chowk, has worst bottlenecks throughout the day. Likewise, there is no parking area on the backside of the session courts, Punjab Printing Press Link Road, and the lawyers and general public are obliged to park vehicles and motorbikes on the roadside creating severe problem for the commuters on the main road as well as for pedestrians and residents of the area. The situation worsens when there is no traffic warden to ensure smooth flow of the traffic. Thus any one (s) alights from the vehicles and performs the duty of a traffic warden. In such a situation the place outside the session courts, where hundreds of people get stuck up in the traffic mess, is a soft target for the terrorists, commented a lawyer witnessing a snarl of the wheelers on this road. It was found out in a survey conducted by The Nation that this severe situation of traffic is continuing since the session courts has been shifted to the new building facing the Baba Ground. But the authorities concerned never paid heed to the issue and took no initiative to make the traffic smooth in this area. The Baba Ground has two gates and only one gate is used for the entrance and exit of vehicles, which is also occasioning traffic choking. Owing to what appears a defective planning of the authorities, no arrangement has been made for parking of vehicles at the session courts, one of the busiest place in the town. The only solution to the said problem is opening of rear gate of the Baba Ground to make the traffic coming from one side and going out from the rear gate of the ground. However, this is short of a complete solution for which a concrete planning and consultation of all stakeholders including Lahore Bar Association is a requisite. This is a common sense that could address the gravity of the traffic chaos and residents of the area could also heave a sigh of relief, said Iqbal Khursheed Mughal advocate. An awkward situation creates when buses of the civil secretariat employees are parked just at the distance of few feet of the main gate of the ground and the rest of the vehicles get no space to move to the other side of the ground, commented another advocate Muhammad Anwar Khan. M Riaz Anjum advocate blamed the elected body of the Lahore Bar Association that showed no interest in solving the petty issues being faced by the lawyers. The traffic problem could be solved to great extent by just making the usage of the Baba Ground from both the sides but no one is interested including members of the bar in solving this simple problem, he further said. Senior advocate Supreme Court NA Butt suggested the civil secretariat should be shifted to some other place and the building be used for courts and other purposes in this regard. All the courts should be brought together so that lawyers have not to waste their time in travelling from one court to another, he said, adding the parking problem could also be solved provided the initiative is taken for shifting the civil secretariat to some other place in the City.