New Delhi: Unhappy policemen are not good for the city, Delhi High Court has observed and directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to expedite water, electricity, sanitation and other works in the flats meant for the personnel.
"Unhappy policemen are not good for the city. They are also under great stress," Justice Rajiv Shakdher observed while asking PWD to ensure that issues highlighted by a panel of lawyers who inspected the flats in Dwarka in south west Delhi, were addressed soon.
The panel, which carried out the inspection on April 26 as per the court's direction, in its report has highlighted six issues including lack of proper water connection, faulty earthing, security and lack of wooden fixtures in the kitchen.
The report filed by advocates Sanjeev Sahay and Balendu Shekhar pointed out issues of security like "very low boundary wall" and that of privacy, inferior quality of electrical fittings, besides problem of dampness, seepage and cracks in many of the inspected flats.
It stated that major renovation work commenced after the court's order of April 21 and the work "was done just for the sake of completing it and was of poor framework and below standard quality norms".
The court, thereafter, directed PWD to examine the issues raised in the report and to file a compliance report before the next date of hearing on August 17.
On April 21, the court had set up the panel comprising lawyers to visit and inspect flats and to place their findings before it.
The panel was set up after the PWD claimed that work in 44 out of 54 flats given to them has been completed and possession handed over, while the petitioner policemen contended that only "sketchy" work was done and the flats were dilapidated.