Delhi High Court: Waterlogging causing dengue


New Delhi: As Delhi was lashed with substantial downpour on Wednesday morning, bringing about waterlogging in numerous parts of the city, the Delhi High Court was seized of the matter, driving it to comment that it was the purpose for every one of the instances of dengue and chikungunya. The court was given photos of waterlogged lanes in the Capital and a gagged Kushak nallah.

"This dengue and chikungunya is all event as a result of this," said a Bench headed by Justice B. D. Ahmed as it held up a photo indicating waterlogging in south Delhi and the Kushak nallah, which keeps on being silted and obstructed regardless of court's tedious requests to the Delhi government and the MCD to clean it. Manjeet Singh Chugh, the VP of the New Delhi South Extension RWA, brought under the steady gaze of the court photos of Wednesday morning as it rained vigorously in the Capital.

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He demonstrated how all parts of south Delhi were waterlogged and credited it generally to a silted and chocked Kushak nallah, which is brimming with waste and flotsam and jetsam because of development of Barapullah stage III. "Do you see this?" asked the Bench to the Delhi government counsel, demonstrating to them the photos. "We are putting all divisions to notice that they ought to clear any obstructing of water whether it is as to SDMC or DJB or PWD," the Bench requested.

 It had on July 27 given three weeks' an ideal opportunity to the Delhi government to clean it. An extensive part of the nallah is under Delhi government's PWD and a few sections under MCD. "Outside the High Court likewise, there is waterlogging," Mr Singh told the Bench. At this, the Bench commented, "What are you talking? Outside the High Court. Toward the beginning of today even the street outside the Vice-President's home was additionally waterlogged."

 In June, the High Court had asked every one of the offices worried to clean the nallah as well as every one of the channels conveying the tempest water. "What do we do?" said the Bench as the PWD and the South Delhi Municipal Corporation kept on asserting that the nallah was perfect. The Kushak channel is six-km long and conveys sewer water from Mehrauli, Sangam Vihar, INA, Defense Colony, Greater Kailash, AIIMS and adjacent territories.

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