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Delhi HC voices concern over sale of water through unlicensed water trolleys

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today voiced concern over sale of refrigerated through unlicensed trolleys, and directed the municipal corporations along with the city police to stop the illegal activity at the earliest.

A bench of acting and Justice C asked the police to provide requisite assistance to the all the municipal corporations in removing such unauthorised trolleys.

"The dirty is a health hazard which can cause jaundice and diarrhoea. These people don't even wash their hands. You go to ITO and see the people who sell fruit juice. They keep the ice on the pavements on which people have urinated. The water which is being used for ice formation is dirty," the bench observed.

During the hearing, the appearing for the petitioner society argued that though the municipal corporations were taking action against the water trolleys, the police were not providing due cooperation in the drive.

The high court was hearing a plea filed by and others seeking action against illegal water trolleys selling refrigerated water.

The plea had claimed that the polluted water containing was being sold and the people were forced to drink contaminated water resulting in various water borne diseases.

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

First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 16:40 IST