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Delhi HC asks for status reports on ladies' toilets

PTI  New Delhi, March 08, 2013
First Published: 15:49 IST(8/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:20 IST(8/3/2013)

The Delhi High Court sought status reports on Friday from civic agencies on the condition of toilets for women in the city.

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A division bench of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Indermeet Kaur asked the three Municipal Corporation of Delhi zones, New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Cantonment Board to file their status reports on the conditions of such toilets within three weeks.

The court also directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to file a separate report in this regard within three weeks after the civic agencies file their report.

The court passed the order while hearing a PIL filed by advocate Ashok Aggarwal seeking direction to the authorities for their alleged failure to maintain toilets for women across the city.

The petitioner referred to a report of a survey conducted in South and New Delhi areas and submitted before the court that several such toilets were non-functional.

He submitted that adequate number of toilets for women were not there and the existing ones were not being maintained properly by the civic authorities.

The court fixed May 15 for further hearing in the matter.


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