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August 21, 2012

Facilities at stations: SC notice to govts, DMRC

Aug 21, 2012, 03.13AM IST PTI

NEW DELHI: The Union and the city governments along with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation have been asked by the Supreme Court to respond to a plea seeking provision of drinking water and toilet facilities at Metro stations.
A bench of justices Deepak Verma and Ibrahim Kalifullah issued notices to the respondent on a petition by one Satish Kumar Sharma, an advocate through his counsel Atulesh Kumar against a Delhi High Court order which had dismissed the plea. While issuing the notices recently, the apex %court said the matter be tagged %with another petition filed %by an NGO which too %has complained of lack of various basic amenities in the metro service, a popular mode of transport in the NCR region.
The petitioner submitted that since water and toilets are available at all airports and railway stations, those travelling by Metro cannot be deprived of similar facilities.

Source: Times of India, Delhi Edition, (21.08.2012)Original Link

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