HC seeks report on removal of SWD encroachments

HC seeks report on removal of SWD encroachments

HC seeks report on removal of SWD encroachments

The High Court of Karnataka on Monday asked the BBMP to submit a status report on the removal of encroachments and desilting of stormwater drains in Bengaluru.

A division bench of acting Chief Justice H G Ramesh and Justice P S Dinesh Kumar was hearing an impleading application filed by the nonprofit, Samarpana, about the non-clearance of encroachments on stormwater drains in the city. The petitioner filed an impleading application based on the orders of the Supreme Court in a petition filed by Citizens Actions Group.

According to the petitioner, encroachments on lakebeds and stormwater drains where civic agencies had permitted construction resulted in flooding of houses in  low-lying areas and subsequent deaths during the monsoon.  Residents have been facing the problem for the past two decades.  

The next hearing is on  December 14.