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HC directive on civic issues in city

By LAW REPORTER

GUWAHATI, June 4 � The Gauhati High Court today heard all the PILs filed on issues relating to water-logging, encroachment, disposal of garbage, etc., of the Guwahati city.

After taking a public hearing by the Minister, Guwahati Development Department as per a direction of the court earlier, the Commissioner & Secretary, Guwahati Development Department Dr AK Bhutani filed an affidavit before the court informing the steps proposed to be taken by Guwahati Municipal Corporation to tackle the problems of water-logging, encroachment, garbage collection, etc., problem facing the city.

Advocate BD Das, appearing for Ketaki Bardalai and Dr Swantana Bordoloi in PIL No. 81/09, submitted before the court that specific direction may be issued to the authorities to impose penalty on persons littering garbage, as provided under the Municipal Corporation Act.

The Division bench of the Gauhati High Court, comprising Chief Justice Ramesh Surajmal Garg and Justice Hareswar Baruah, after hearing all PILs and after going through the affidavit filed by Dr Bhutani, directed the Municipal Corporation/State Govt./Administration to inform the court by filing an affidavit as regards the action taken by the said organization on the proposed steps as reflected in its affidavit.

The case is fixed for further hearing on June 8.

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HC directive on civic issues in city

GUWAHATI, June 4 � The Gauhati High Court today heard all the PILs filed on issues relating to water-logging, encroachment, disposal of garbage, etc., of the Guwahati city.

After taking a public hearing by the Minister, Guwahati Development Department as per a direction of the court earlier, the Commissioner & Secretary, Guwahati Development Department Dr AK Bhutani filed an affidavit before the court informing the steps proposed to be taken by Guwahati Municipal Corporation to tackle the problems of water-logging, encroachment, garbage collection, etc., problem facing the city.

Advocate BD Das, appearing for Ketaki Bardalai and Dr Swantana Bordoloi in PIL No. 81/09, submitted before the court that specific direction may be issued to the authorities to impose penalty on persons littering garbage, as provided under the Municipal Corporation Act.

The Division bench of the Gauhati High Court, comprising Chief Justice Ramesh Surajmal Garg and Justice Hareswar Baruah, after hearing all PILs and after going through the affidavit filed by Dr Bhutani, directed the Municipal Corporation/State Govt./Administration to inform the court by filing an affidavit as regards the action taken by the said organization on the proposed steps as reflected in its affidavit.

The case is fixed for further hearing on June 8.