City gets two months to file report on waterlogging

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday gave the city government two months to submit a report on waterlogging and flooding on city road.

A division Bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Vipin Sanghi allowed the submission of the government’s standing counsel, Najmi Waziri, for more time to file a status report.

The third meeting of a 15-member coordination committee, formed on the court’s order, was
scheduled on Tuesday to prepare an action plan to prevent waterlogging.

“Meetings have been held and agencies have sought time to put forth short- and long-term plans to deal with waterlogging. The status report must be filed within seven weeks by the committee, showing what has been transpired,” the court said.

The court fixed December 14 as the next date of hearing.  “Civic agencies, including the municipal corporations, will come forward with existing measures to handle waterlogging. The committee will also look into suggestions by Indian Institute of Technology professors for a drainage masterplan,” said Waziri, seeking more time to file a report on long-term measures.

In August, the court had asked the city government to form a committee of senior officers to evolve a mechanism to desilt drains and prevent waterlogging during monsoon.

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