You are here : Home » Legal
Posted On : 18 May, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : New Delhi 
HC puts on hold construction of urinal near transformer
Construction of a public urinal near a power transformer in Sultanpuri here was today stopped by the Delhi High Court which said it would put the life of users under "extreme danger".

"The agency will have to maintain status quo with regard to the construction of a public urinal," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Navin Chawla said.

It also issued a notice to Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, which supplies electricity in the area, and sought their reply by May 25.

The court also asked the authorities to submit their proposed plan and observed "you are directly putting the life of users under extreme danger".

Earlier the bench had termed the decision as "incredible" and had asked the authorities "how can you do this?"

"Don't you have experts, who can assist you. Is there any building bye-law or not for the city," the bench had asked.

A residents welfare association (RWA) of Sultanpuri here moved the court seeking direction to the authorities to restrain them from constructing a public urinal in the close proximity of the power transformer in the locality.

The petitioner has claimed that the transformer can be extremely dangerous for users of the urinal.
Comments