Hauz Khas Village a ticking time bomb, says High Court
NEW DELHI: The Hauz Khas Village in south Delhi is "a ticking time bomb", the Delhi High Court has said.
It also observed that neither the government agencies, nor the restaurant owners of the area have responded to its queries on safety and other issues.
A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal warned the associations of restaurants owners that they will not be allowed escape civil and criminal liability in case any unfortunate incident takes place, as there was virtually no space for emergency vehicles to enter the area.
The bench which also comprised Justice C Hari Shankar was worried about how the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Services and other agencies, had allowed commercialisation of the village which had led to public nuisance and health hazards.
"The reports of Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Service, SDMC and the Delhi Jal Board illustrate that the Hauz Khas village is a ticking time bomb without essential civic and emergency services.