High Court asked why National Capital is still not clean as promised

New Delhi : The High Court on Friday asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi why the national capital is still not clean as it was promised despite the claims that all possible efforts are in place to make the city clean and green.

“Why is Delhi still not clean,” a bench of Justices G S Sistani and Jyoti Singh asked the three municipal corporations and directed them to file affidavits indicating how they intend to keep the city clean and also the number of safai karamchaaris, supervisors and senior officers in each zone along with their respective roles.

The direction from the bench came while hearing a PIL filed by late Lt Col B B Sharan seeking directions to the municipal corporations to ensure cleanliness in the city by ensuring the streets are swept and the drains are kept free of waste.

Similar directions were also issued by the court to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and other civic bodies regarding areas under its control.

The court also posted a question why junior staff is not working properly when they are under the strict supervision of the seniors.

It further asked whether the senior officials of the MCDs regularly inspect all the areas under their jurisdiction, and not just posh colonies of the city, to ascertain if roads and bylanes were being regularly cleaned, were safai karamchaaris on duty and their working hours.

The next hearing in the matter has been scheduled for August 24.