The Delhi Fire Service on Tuesday (Mar 19) informed the Delhi High Court that it will file its response within two weeks to a report submitted by amicus pertaining to the major fire which gutted a rubber godown and other houses in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar.
The bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani posted the matter for next hearing to April 11.
The court had taken the suo motu cognizance of the Malviya Nagar incident in which a fire broke out in a rubber godown and spread to 40 odd properties incurring a huge monetary loss.
The court had earlier said to the authorities South Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi Fire Services, Delhi Police that “Delhi’s tax payers will now have to maintain aerial fire fighting as you (civic bodies) do not perform your job… Apart from imperiling quality of human life on account of extreme congestion and pollution and generation of hazardous affluence, liquid and gaseous, the extreme pressure put on the already stretched public services and resources including fire services, police and others, cannot be tolerated”.
—India Legal Bureau