Delhi HC seeks report on toilets for women



New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Friday sought status report from civic agencies on the condition of toilets for women in the city.

A division bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indermeet Kaur asked the three MCDs (zone-wise), NDMC and Delhi Cantonment board to file their status report on the conditions of such toilets within three weeks.

The court also directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a separate report in this regard within three weeks after the civic agencies file their report.

The court passed the order on a PIL filed by advocate Ashok Aggarwal seeking direction to the authorities for their alleged failure to maintain toilets for women across the city.

The petitioner referred to a report of a survey conducted in South and New Delhi areas and submitted before the court that several such toilets were non-functional.

He submitted that adequate number of toilets for women were not there and the existing ones were not being maintained properly by the civic authorities.

The court fixed May 15 for further hearing in the matter.

PTI