Taking up a public interest litigation seeking directions to the Punjab government to provide sewerage facility in notified area of Nayagaon in Mohali district, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday put the Punjab government on notice.
Petitioner Krishan Yadav of Nayagaon informed a division bench comprising Justices S S Saron and Lisa Gill that although the high court while disposing of a petition in September 2012 had directed the authorities to carry out the work of laying sewer pipe line, the work had not been completed.
It was submitted that in May 2012, the Punjab government had informed the court that Rs 43.15 crore had been approved for laying of sewer line at Nayagaon, out of which Rs 8 crore had already been released to the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board to complete the work within a year.
The court was informed that around one lakh residents are living at Nayagaon and most of them are from lower middle class who had purchased small plots of two-three marla for construction of houses.
The petitioner’s counsel Chanderhas Yadav submitted that if the authorities would work in the present manner then the work of sewerage pipe line in the notified area committee, Nayagaon, would not be completed in the coming 50 years and the consequences of the same would be hazardous to the local residents as well as the residents of nearby area of Chandigarh.
The case will now come up for hearing on July 25.