In an order last month, the Bombay High Court had ordered the TMC to seal hospitals that were violating fire norms. The hospitals were given a 48-hour notice on May 3 and the fire department sealed the premises on May 6 and May 7.
"The corporation is blindly issuing occupation certificates in the name of development. We know development is important, but at the same time basic amenities like water is also a must. What is the point of living in towers without water supply?" Chief Justice Chellur said.
A township near Mumbai, most of Diva gets drinking water for 10 min every 2-3 days, if at all. When they run out of drinking water, the only option is to squeeze into a crowded local train to Mumbra, 4 km away, with pots and cans. Manasi Phadke and photographer Deepak Joshi make that trip