Ensure adequate drinking water for Delhi: Court

Reminding the obligations of a welfare state, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to convene a meeting of the various agencies concerned to chalk out a plan to ensure adequate and safe drinking water supply in the Capital.

A Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan passed the direction on a public interest litigation by an advocate submitting that the Delhi Jal Board had failed to supply adequate drinking water in the Shahdara area of East Delhi. The Bench directed the Chief Secretary to convene a meeting within a fortnight of the officials of the Delhi Jal Board, Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Development Authority and Delhi Cantonment Board to chalk out a comprehensive plan to resolve the problem.

The Bench also pulled up the Jal Board for not co-ordinating with the MCD to deal with erratic supply of drinking water.

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