After experiencing minor trembling quakes in Delhi, HC asks AAP government and three corporations and other agencies about how are they prepared to deal with major earthquake?
A division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar, directed the Delhi chief secretary, all the corporation commissioners, the NDMC chairman, Delhi Cantonment Board and the DDA’s vice-chairman to file affidavits outlining steps taken or in the works to ensure safety of people in case of a big tremor. The bench gave the government and the concerned authorities one week to file their affidavits and listed the matter for hearing on June 15 and also asked them to make people aware about action plan if any.
The court order was issued when an advocate Arpit Bhargava experienced minor tremors of earthquake and therefore filed an application urging the court to intervene to ensure authorities implement earlier court orders to make buildings safer to withstand an earthquake .his application pointed out that the capital state has experienced almost 11 minor earthquakes of low frequency tectonic movement since 12th April and therefore it is time that Delhi is prepared for major quakes. “The Covid-19 pandemic may not affect human lives as much as the impending danger of a major earthquake,” he added.
By: Ritika Negi of LCD