Delhi HC unhappy over MCD’s slow pace of building bridge

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The slow pace of construction of a bridge here, which is yet to be completed by the MCD after it began in 2008, prompted the Delhi High Court to retort that even a child admitted in nursery that year would finish schooling before the structure could be built. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita… Read more »

Delhi HC asks MCDs to streamline work of safai karamcharis

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Lambasting the three municipal corporations here for their “lack of will to work”, the Delhi High Court today asked them to streamline the duties of safai karamcharis to ensure regular removal of garbage from the city roads. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar suggested installing of biometric attendance… Read more »

Delhi HC issues notice to MCD commissioners on lack of cleanliness

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The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the commissioners of all three municipal corporations to show cause why contempt action be not taken against them for failing to ensure cleanliness in the national capital. The order was passed by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar which said… Read more »

‘Breach of timelines by govt hurts ‘judicial conscience”

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Tax-payers’ money is “going down the drain” as the authorities are squandering it by delaying development projects, the Delhi High Court has said, terming it as “a very sorry state of affairs”. The sharp observations came when a high court bench was informed that the BJP-run Municipal Corporation of Delhi was yet to complete the… Read more »

Complainant told to file docs on plea against Kejriwal

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A city court today asked a man to file several documents in a criminal complaint seeking lodging of an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly misleading people by saying that the municipal corporations were not under state’s control. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Munish Markan asked complainant Brijesh Shukla to submit documents relating to… Read more »

‘MCDs plan awaited on seismic zone-IV buildings’

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The AAP government has informed the Delhi High Court that an “action plan” on making buildings here compliant with the Building Code, 2005 for seismic zone-IV was still awaited from the three municipal corporations. In its affidavit filed before a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar, the Delhi government said despite its… Read more »

Delhi HC asks AAP govt, MCDs to take steps to control dengue

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The Delhi High Court today directed the AAP government and civic bodies here to take all preventive steps to control dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease, in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also issued notice to the Delhi government and the three civic bodies (MCDs) seeking… Read more »

Dengue cases: PIL accuses govt of not being vigilant

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A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court accusing the AAP government and MCDs of not acting vigilantly and responsibly to control dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease. The PIL was filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital. The plea, which is likely to be… Read more »

Hoardings re-appear due to police inaction: MCDs to Delhi HC

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The municipal corporations here have told Delhi High Court that one of the “major hurdles” in removal of illegal hoardings in the city was their reappearance due to alleged inaction by the police. The corporations have contended before the high court that wherever immediate action was required, complaints were forwarded to Delhi Police, but “no… Read more »

Court to hear plea against Kejriwal over MCD claims on Feb 17

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A court here today fixed February 17 for hearing a complaint filed against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking lodging of an FIR against him for allegedly misleading the people by stating that municipal corporations are not under the AAP government’s control. The matter which was posted for hearing before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Rakesh Kumar… Read more »