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

New Delhi [India], Aug.31 : 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..

Source: ANI