Form an expert panel to tackle water-logging: HC

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the city government to form a committee of senior officers and experts to evolve a mechanism for desilting drains to prevent water-logging during monsoon.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2012 1:00:49 am

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the city government to form a committee of senior officers and experts to evolve a mechanism for desilting drains to prevent water-logging during monsoon.

A division bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Vipin Sanghi said the panel set up by the government should have officials from various authorities including the Public Works Department (PWD),the trifurcated Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD),the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC),the Delhi Jal Board (DJB),besides the Irrigation Department and other authorities concerned. The bench also said the government may also include experts from IIT in the committee.

The bench directed government’s Standing Counsel (Civil) Najmi Waziri to inform it within a week about the structure of the committee and posted the matter for September 5.

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