Supreme Court Pulls Up Delhi’s ‘Useless’ Superman

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“You (the Lieutenant Governor) say ‘I have power, I am a Superman’. But you don’t do anything”.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for shirking his responsibility from garbage disposal in the capital. In response to the top court as to who was responsible for the disposal of “mountains of garbage”,  L-G Anil Baijal had said it was the  job of the civic body and he was in charge of monitoring it.

“You (the Lieutenant Governor) say ‘I have power, I am a Superman’. But you don’t do anything,” the judges said. The court further slammed the L-G by asking “You say the corporations are answerable to you. Tell us within how much time will you clear the sites. Why should the corporations be asked? You are the L-G. You should have found out by now”.

Loads of garbage are lying unattended at three main landfill sites of Delhi — Gazipur, Okhla and Bhalaswa. The court also observed that the due to the filth, people are getting infected by dengue, malaria and chikungunya.

In March this year, the top court had remarked that unless measures are taken, soon the garbage mounds at Ghazipur landfill will rise as high as the 73 metre Qutub Minar. 

A bench of Justices Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta lamented that since 2015, the situation has remained the same.