Chandni Chowk cable jumble: NHRC asks officials to act



New Delhi: The dangerous mesh of cables hanging overhead in Chandni Chowk area of the walled city may get some official attention soon with the NHRC asking authorities to take appropriate action on the issue.

The National Human Rights Commission had recently directed the Deputy Commissioner of Central District to take necessary action on a petition which pointed to electrocution threat from hanging wires as well as water and sewage problems being faced by residents of the area.

The Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Kotwali) has now forwarded the NHRC order to the CEOs of BSES and Delhi Jal Board for appropriate action, official documents show.

The petition filed by advocate R K Tripathy had prayed to the rights body that the plight of residents of Chandni Chowk be considered and officials be directed to save them from plethora of civic problems.

Residents of the congested area have long been complaining of civic apathy. A redevelopment plan for Chandni Chowk proposed before the Commonwealth Games also did not take off.

PTI