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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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”

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

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’

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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