The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday handed the UT civic bodies two weeks' time to ensure proper functioning of all water supply connections and sewerage in slums of Chandigarh.
The directions to the UT administration as well as the municipal corporation came from the division bench comprising acting chief justice Jasbir Singh and justice Rakesh Kumar Jain on a public interest litigation filed by advocate Hari Singh Nagra.
Nagra had told the court that as per a survey conducted by Panjab University, people living in colonies, including Kumhar, Janta, Randhawa, Gwala, Indra and Labour colonies in Manimajra and Kabadi market and Kajheri, are devoid of basic facilities.
Meanwhile, during the resumed hearing of the case, superintending engineer, public health circle, Chandigarh, RC Diwan told the court that a major part of the water supply in the city was from Bhakra canal through the Kajauli water works. He added that the water was being treated at a plant in Sector 39.