The welfare case related to the widening of roads came up for hearing before the Chief Justice of the Chennai High Court today. During the hearing, the Chief Justice of the High Court raised a barrage of questions with the Chennai Corporation. The judge also lamented that the people of Chennai would die for half a day for water and the rest for days.
It has been raining widely across Tamil Nadu for the last four days. Water is stagnant everywhere you look. The normal life of the people is greatly affected. School and college holidays are offered in many districts. The city of Chennai in particular is half submerged. The Government of Tamil Nadu is constantly engaged in rescue operations.
In this context, a welfare case was filed in the Chennai High Court alleging that sewers and stormwater drains were not properly constructed while widening the roads. The case, which has been pending for the past few months, came up for hearing headed by Chief Justice Sanjeev Banerjee.
What have you been doing since 2015, citing the experience of the Chennai floods in 2015, citing the High Court’s direction that the Chennai Corporation should take appropriate action to prevent rainwater stagnation? As questioned by the government.
The judge lamented that the people of Chennai would die for half a day for water and the rest for days. And immediate removal of waterlogged encroachments in all areas, including Chennai. The judges ruled that there should be no obstruction in the waterways and warned that they would have to voluntarily prosecute if the situation did not improve within a week. The judges adjourned the case to next week, asking for a detailed explanation of the case.
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