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HC raps govt, NDMC for building urinal near transformer

The Delhi High Court has rapped the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for constructing a public urinal under a power transformer and putting the life of users in "extreme danger".

"This is incredible. How can you do this? Don't you have experts, who can assist you? Is there any building bye-law or not for the city," asked the Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra.

The court asked the authorities to produce their proposed plan on the next date of hearing on May 18 before them.

"You are directly putting the life of users in extreme danger," the Bench said, adding that the project may be put on hold for some time.

"Safety and security of people are under question. Mere digging has started. It would be better to stop the project for some time," added the court.

The court also issued a notice to the government and NDMC, seeking their replies.

A residents welfare association (RWA) of Sultanpuri here had moved the court seeking direction to the authorities to restrain them from constructing a public urinal under the power transformer in the locality.

The petitioner claimed that the transformer could be extremely dangerous for users of the urinal.
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