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High Court to Municipal Body: ‘You work only when we whip you from behind’


High Court to Municipality
High Court to Municipality

All of you are non-starters in cleanliness drive, said HC.

On Wednesday, Delhi HC  dealt with the city’s civic agencies for their failure in keeping the capital clean, by saying that they work just “when we whip them from behind.”

As a section of Delhi faces a crisis of garbage piling up on roadsides because of a strike called by the safai karamcharis, a bench of Justices B D Ahmed & Ashutosh Kumar gave a warning that the corporations should get working, and said it expects clear difference in cleanliness in the city.

“Why is it so difficult to move the public bodies and the government to take steps?

Irked bench said, “Why do you want courts to become slave drivers,” after it found out that despite orders the corporations failed to install bins for segregation of waste”.

HC also asked other agencies, including DDA and PWD to launch another drive to clean up Delhi, after it expressed unhappiness with the 15 day cleanliness drive conducted in the end 2016.

On 14th December, High Court had directed a drive to be undertaken for 15 days for removal of `malba’ from roadsides and parks the court found the agencies’ efforts were a ‘non-starter’.

However, HC did note that New Delhi Municipal Council claimed to have installed such bins.

The court said that some forward movement is there, but still it is far from being satisfactory & warned the civic bodies.

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