Meanwhile, the court pulled up Delhi government over alleged levelling and encroachment of the Kushak storm water drain under the Barapullah flyover, and ordered PWD to take immediate action to remove all encroachments and buses parked in the area.
Earlier, the PWD had assured court that work on Barapullah bridge would be finished by the end of June 2017, the department on Wednesday revised its time frame and extended it to December 31.
“Can you do one thing correctly? Can you set a timeline and stick to it?“ an unhappy bench said, also asking the municipal corporations why they haven’t furnished data on the number of safai karamchaaris employed by them.It directed the corporations to submit the information before the next date of hearing on August 16. During the hearing, a co urt commissioner appointed by the bench drew its attention to manual scavengers who, without proper equipment, were made to desilt drains opening into the Kushak drain.
The court’s directions came on a PIL initiated by it in 2012 on the issue of waterlogging in South Extension Part II and in which it had passed orders from time to time to the PWD to clear rubble from the Kushak nullah.