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HC puts on hold construction of urinal near transformer

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Construction of a public urinal near a power transformer in Sultanpuri here was today stopped by the High which said it would put the life of users under "extreme danger".

"The agency will have to maintain status quo with regard to the construction of a public urinal," a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Navin Chawla said.


It also issued a notice to Distribution Limited, which supplies electricity in the area, and sought their reply by May 25.

The also asked the authorities to submit their proposed plan and observed "you are directly putting the life of users under extreme danger".

Earlier the bench had termed the decision as "incredible" and had asked the authorities "how can you do this?"

"Don't you have experts, who can assist you. Is there any building bye-or not for the city," the bench had asked.

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

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

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 19:42 IST
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