Published on July 2, 2022 at 20:02 IST
The Delhi High Court has taken suo motu cognisance of lack of rainwater harvesting in the national capital and the traffic jams due to water-logging on roads during monsoon.
A Bench consisting of Justices Jasmeet Singh and Dinesh Kumar Sharma issued notices to the Central Government, Delhi Government, Public Works departments and other authorities directing them to file status reports on the issue.
The Court took up the issue after an article was published in The Times of India which suggested that monsoon rainwater was not harvested properly in Delhi.
The court stated that , “In addition, we also take notice of the fact that due to the monsoon season and otherwise also there are huge traffic snarls in Delhi which according to us can easily be controlled and regulated instantly through rain water management as well as with the assistance of Google Maps which shows traffic jams in various parts of Delhi.”
“We take suo moto cognizance since it is a matter of public importance,” the court said in its order.