The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said it may initiate contempt proceedings against the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, and BSES Delhi if they failed to remove hanging wires and cables in Chandni Chowk.
A divisional bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rekha Palli noted, “All service providers shall ensure compliance failing which we will be compelled to initiate contempt action.”
The bench was hearing a plea regarding the beautification of Chandni Chowk in which the order has been passed after the report on Inspection of Redevelopment Project of Chandni Chowk dated December 28.
The report raised concerns over timelines not being adhered by PWD, enforced by Delhi Police and North DMC on various issues including encroachment, illegal vending, illegal loading/ unloading, illegal parking, etc.
Advocate Naushad Ahmad Khan told India Legal that there is a dark web of wires over the streets of Chandni Chowk and the order passed by the High Court was required.