Govt offices are mosquito dens

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Oct 13, 2012 01:48 IST

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation has issued over a 100 challans after mosquito breeding was found in homes and offices of principals of government and municipal-run schools, doctors, engineers and even police officers.

Of the total 116 challans in six zones of the North Delhi Corporation, 36 challans have been issued to school principals.

A junior engineer at the Lieutenant Governor's house has also been challaned for failing to curb mosquito breeding.

While schools and their principals top the list of violators, challans have been issued to almost all government departments, government residential flats, Metro stations, police stations, community centers, private banks, DTC bus depots and railway offices among others.

The North Delhi Corporation-run Hindu Rao Hospital and Delhi government's Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital are also in the list of defaulters.

Similarly, a challan has been issued to the manager of Chandni Chowk Metro station after mosquito breeding was found in the premises. Two railway offices at Sadar Bazar and Kashmere Gate also find mention in the list.

According to the district health officer, mosquito breeding was also found in Wazirpur, Subhash Place and BBM DTC bus depot along with Delhi Jal Board offices in Wazirabad area. Legal notices have been served to the SHOs of Sarai Rohilla and Swaroop Nagar police stations. The list of VIP challans also include the DDA fitness centre, Type IV government flats in Gulabi Bagh, NDPL and PWD offices and Gulabi Bagh police station in Sadar Paharganj zone.

A senior official said a total of 1,375 prosecutions have been made in North corporation, while 2,278 and 1,126 defaulters have been identified in South and East Delhi Corporations, respectively.

Meanwhile, the city on Thursday reported 33 new cases of dengue. The total number of people affected by the mosquito-borne disease has reached 363 now. Out of these, five people are from outside Delhi.

Out of the 33 new cases reported on Friday, one has been reported from outside Delhi while the others were reported from South, North and East Delhi municipality areas. The maximum number of 49 cases have been reported from the south zone, followed by central and civil line zone, as per figures from all three corporations.


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