Delhi HC summons MCD Commissioner
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 20:43
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday summoned the MCD Commissioner to appear before it after the civic agency officials failed to participate in a meeting convened by the Chief Secretary, NCT government, to solve water woes of citizens.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan directed the MCD Commissioner to appear in person before it on December 12 and explain the reasons for non- participation of his subordinates in the meeting last month.

The Bench also directed the Chief Secretary to hold another meeting with other public authorities, including DDA and MCD, on November 7 to discuss and sort out the water crisis in the city.

The court told DJB "you have no co-ordination with other authorities. Your officials act only on paper, sitting in AC chambers. You don't see the ground reality. Go around the city and see the water woes of the public in different areas including south Delhi," the Bench told the DJB counsel.

Earlier, the court had directed the Chief Secretary of Delhi to convene the meeting with Delhi Jal Board, NDMC, MCD, DDA and Delhi Cantonment to make a complete plan to ensure adequate supply of water in all areas in the city.

The Court was hearing a PIL filed by a lawyer Surender Sharma alleging that people staying in Shahadra have been facing water crisis for months and DJB has failed to take any step despite repeated representations.

Meanwhile, the Bench directed DJB and MCD officials to visit the Mahalla Ganga Ram area of Shahadara in East Delhi to explore the possibility of an underground reservoir there for sufficient supply of water to the people.


First Published: Wednesday, October 06, 2010, 20:43

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