A 13-year-old girl has moved the Delhi High Court seeking directions to the civic bodies to remove garbage and prevent sewer water from collecting in a pond near her government school in south Delhi.
Expressing concern over the health of the children and other individuals of the area, the bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal ordered immediate inspection of the area and sought a status report from the Delhi government, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Jal Board.
The bench asked the girl to point out the area to the authorities, who should file a status report. It also asked the authorities concerned and the counsel for the petitioner to meet the principal of Sarvodaya School at Aya Nagar.
“If the government and the agencies find that the issue raised before them is correct, they should immediately take a step to rectify the same,” the bench said, adding that the court should also be informed about the complaints made in this regard to the agencies concerned.
The court has now fixed the matter for hearing on February 7, 2018 by when the authorities have to give a status report.National