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High Court asks MCD to give building plans to fire dept for fire audit in Karol bagh

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Taking note of fire incidents in Karol Bagh area resulting in loss of lives and goods, the Delhi High Court Monday directed the North MCD to share building plans of the area with the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) so that a fire audit can be done on priority basis. A bench of Justice Hima Kohli […]

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High Court told: 81 unlicensed milk dairies in north MCD areas

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The North Delhi Municipal Corporation today told the Delhi High Court that there were 81 unlicensed dairies in the areas under its jurisdiction and that action was taken against some of them by taking away their cattle. The submission by the corporation was made before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice […]

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Task force to examine safety of buildings, Centre tells Supreme Court: Sealing

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The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the special task force (STF), which would be set up to oversee the enforcement of laws to deal with unauthorised constructions and encroachments in Delhi, would also look into the safety aspects of buildings which have been built legally. The government told a bench of Justices Madan […]

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PIL in HC alleges collusion between north MCD, builders

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the municipal corporation of north Delhi on a PIL alleging that its officials were “colluding and conniving” with private builders by permitting illegal constructions. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar directed the civic body to indicate on affidavit what action […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Have paid salaries to workers till Dec 2015: MCDs

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The municipal corporations today told Delhi High Courtthat they have paid salaries to their employees till December 2015, even as sanitation workers continued their strike claiming non-payment of wages. The corporations also told a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath that they did not have the money to pay salaries for […]

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Delhi HC for bypolls in 13 MCD wards within three months

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Delhi High Court today directed the state election commission to hold bye-elections within three months in 13 municipal wards of the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also directed the Delhi government to provide the requisite manpower and funds to the state election commission within four weeks from […]

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2012 wall collapse case: Court pulls up Delhi Police, MCD

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A Delhi court has pulled up the police and MCD officials for not stopping illegal construction of a wall that collapsed killing four children here in 2012, saying the facts indicate a “highly deprecable nexus” between them. “Facts of this case indicate highly deprecable nexus between the officials of MCD, police officials and contractor. It […]

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Ensure MCD staff not stopped from lifting garbage

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The Delhi High Court today asked the city police chief to ensure that municipal corporation employees are not obstructed by the striking sanitation workers from lifting garbage from roads in the capital. “Delhi Police Commissioner to ensure that the removal of garbages by various agencies employed by Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is not obstructed […]

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Court orders shifting of temple from housing society

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A Delhi court has directed the shifting of a temple and deities from a housing society on a plea of a resident alleging that musical instruments and loudspeaker were causing him disturbance, saying the complainant had a right to lead an undisturbed peaceful life. The court directed the MCD to implement its order and get […]

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Drunk driving: MCD employee’s jail term reduced

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A Delhi court has reduced the ten- day jail term of a 47-year-old MCD employee, convicted for driving in a drunken condition and without a licence, to one- day imprisonment, saying he was “remorseful of his act”. District and Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur, however, upheld the conviction of Lekh Raj, Supervisor with Municipal Corporation of […]

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1997 MCD election riots: Court acquits 7 persons after 17 years

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Seven persons accused of disrupting the 1997 MCD elections by tearing ballot papers and rioting at various polling booths here have been acquitted by a Delhi court after the complainant and other prosecution witnesses failed to identify them. Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary Pradhan absolved Delhi residents Asif Namberdar, Asif Chaudhary, Yusuf, Naseem, Soech Danish, Owaish […]

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HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt reply on PIL

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The Delhi High Court has sought response of the Centre and the city government on a plea for quashing of the existing circle rates in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini also directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( MCD) to file its reply whether it is “charging stamp duty on […]

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‘Take measures to stop waterlogging before monsoon’

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The city’s civic agencies and other authorities has been asked by the Delhi High court to take steps including de-silting of drains before the monsoon sets in so that water logging can be avoided. A bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sanjeev Sachdeva asked the trifurcated MCD, NDMC, DJB and PWD to take short term […]

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HC seeks to know of steps taken to prevent water-logging

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The Delhi High Court, Tuesday asked civic agencies, the trifurcated MCD and the NDMC, to apprise it within a week of the steps taken to de-silt drains to prevent water-logging during monsoon in the national capital.  “MCDs and NDMC are directed to file a comprehensive status report within a week and then the court will […]

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