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Delhi HC pulls up PWD, MCD for traffic jam, waterlogging

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 20:32 IST      
Delhi HC pulls up PWD, MCD for traffic jam, waterlogging

New Delhi [India], Aug.31 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Public Works Department ( PWD) and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi ( MCD) over water-logging on major roads and crippling of traffic movement in large parts of the national capital.

Justice B.D. Ahmed, while hearing a matter relating to water logging of South Extension area of South Delhi, observed, "There is no justification for clogged drains. We cannot tolerate this year after year even the road in front of the Vice President's residence was waterlogged, heavy rains had lashed the national capital this morning."

The court further pointed out that the waterlogging due to rainfall in several areas could become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, leading to spate in diseases like dengue and chikungunya.

The city has so far reported 432 cases of chikungunya and 487 cases of dengue.

Earlier today, heavy downpour in the national capital and the adjoining Gurgaon created massive traffic jams and water logging situations.

Several DTC buses were seen to be partially submerged in water near Rajdhani College. (ANI)

Rajnath to chair meeting reviewing J-K package implementation

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 10:30 IST     

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J-K: Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi arrested

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 09:34 IST     

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MCD Polls: Congress admits lack of unity led to failure

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 09:29 IST     

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Ruchir Modi denies role in cancellation of RCA elections

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 09:28 IST     

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JK: Terrorists attack Army camp in Kupwara

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 08:13 IST     

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PM Modi to inaugurate maiden UDAN flight today

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:46 IST     

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Increased vote share shows Delhi's belief in us: Cong

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 06:57 IST     

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BJP credits MCD polls clean sweep to PM Modi's credibility

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 06:30 IST     

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SC to hear WhatsApp Private Policy case today

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 06:30 IST     

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Updated: Apr 27, 2017 06:28 IST     

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SC to continue hearing plea challenging mandatory Aadhaar

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 06:28 IST     

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SYL Canal hearing n SC today

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 06:27 IST     

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No credibility to former Taliban spokesperson's claim: India

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 00:46 IST     

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