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Notice to corporation on garbage removal

Published: 21st September 2013 08:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2013 08:30 AM   |  A+A-

The Madras High Court has ordered notice on a writ petition praying for a direction to the State government to take immediate action on a representation to clear garbage and water stagnation in the city to prevent spreading of dengue fever.

The first bench of Acting Chief Justice RK Agrawal and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, before which the public interest writ petition from AL Gandhimathi of Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, came up for hearing ordered notice to the Chennai Corporation and CMDA returnable by October 7.

According to petitioner, after the recent spell of rains, water had become stagnant in many areas. It could not penetrate into the earth as the outer surface was hard and thereby rendering the rain water harvesting system ineffective.

The system of storm water drainage canal was defective. Rain water along with slush stagnated on the streets giving rise to various serious health problems. They had become the ideal place for mosquito breeding. The system was creating more problems round the year, than solving them.

The garbage was not removed regularly. There were no adequate dust bins. The presence of chicken and mutton stalls in residential areas, added to the miseries as they throw the waste material on the roads, the petitioner contended.



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