Rains cripple Delhi: HC asks ‘who is responsible?’

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday came down heavily on the Delhi Government over the issue of crumbling infrastructure of the city due to the rains.

Citing news paper reports, the High Court said, “Looking at newspaper photographs of Minto bridge flooded under water, did not seem like it’s Delhi. It looked like a tribal area when we saw pictures of people being rescued from Minto road. Let’s get organised. We want a composite plan. Whose responsibility is this?”

At a time when the court took suo moto cognizance of water logging in the city, the Delhi government Counsel in its reply apprised the court that the existing drainage in the national capital is designed for certain capacity
Responding to which the court questioned, “can we do something to increase the volumes?”

Heavy rains lashed national capital earlier in the day. The incessant rains caused massive water-logging in several parts of the city and surrounding areas, resulting in traffic jams. (ANI)