High Court seeks report about construction of public lavatories in Srinagar

Srinagar: The J&K high Court called for personal appearance of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir in case a report about location of toilets to be constructed in Srinagar is not submitted to the court within four weeks.
“Our last order dated 29th November, 2019 has not been complied with. In case status report is not filed regarding the locations of the toilets which are to be constructed to replace the toilets which have been destroyed on the banks of river Jehlum within four weeks from today, the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, shall remain personally present in the court on the next date of hearing,” the Division Bench of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur directed.
Earlier, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir was directed by court to ensure that the sites are identified and the process for construction of public toilets be commenced at the earliest.
Also earlier, a status report dated 5 April 2019 filed by the Chief Engineer, Irrigation and Flood Control Department had submitted details about some of the public toilets on River Jehlum which were later demolished following the court directions.
The court while ordering for demolition of toilets on a water body had directed authorities to ensure availability of sufficient number of toilets in order to mitigate the problems of the general public.

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