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Kejriwal directs PWD secy to suspend officials for negligence in de-silting drains

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief today directed the to suspend the officials concerned for negligence in de-silting drains during his field inspection in south Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar.

Kejriwal, accompanied by his deputy and PWD Satyendar Jain, inspected the drains at Old MB Road Khanpur (Pipal Chowk), and near the BRT Road.

"Drains have been de-silted only on papers...I have directed the PWD to suspend those officials by fixing their responsibility...," told reporters here.

After his field visit, the chief tweeted, "Did a spot inspection of de-silting of drains. Drains de-silted only on paper. Ordered strong action against guilty officers".

In a statement, the government said that during the inspection, it was found that despite official paper reports of drains being 100 per cent de-silted, they were choked and even the locals complained to the that no de-siliting work was carried out.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:50 IST