The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi Jal Board to file a status report on the problem of water shortage at coaching centres in residential areas, besides asking the Delhi Development Authority and the MCDs about rules and regulations for using residential areas as corporate areas by applying conversion charges.
The court also asked if the coaching centres were complying with the rules. The court was hearing a plea by two residents, Kanchan Gupta and Sanjay Singh, who claimed that the MCD had allowed over 100 coaching centres to operate in residential areas.
The plea claimed that the centres did not comply with the requirements of the master plan for buildings. The court then asked the coaching centres when they would relocate from the residential areas. On Monday, counsel for the authorities informed the court that a section of the master plan allowed running of coaching centres in residential areas — if conversion charges are imposed.
The matter has been posted for hearing on November 20.