In court

Published: Tuesday 15 September 2009

mumbai's unsafe pipes: The Bombay High Court ordered setting up a committee to look into security and hygiene issues relating to over-ground water pipelines in the metropolis. "Considering the country's security environment, we are not sure whether these pipes are safe," said the court. "We are also not sure whether the water is hygienic, because throughout the route of these pipes there are unauthorized hutments built by people," the order said. The order was in respo-nse to a PIL filed by Janhit Manch, a non-profit, for removing encroachments along the city's over-ground pipelines following reports of punctured pipes and water theft for domestic and commercial uses.

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