The National Green Tribunal, on Wednesday turned down a petition that alleged corruption in Delhi’s water supply tankers.
NEW DELHI: The petition claims that most of the tankers in use are not registered with the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and are operating illegally. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel stated that the plea simply alleged corruption without stating specific instances.
The petition filed by Vikrant Tongad, had sought penal action and environmental compensation be imposed on all private water supply tankers that are allegedly extracting groundwater without valid (NoC) from authorities.
“While the DJB sends around 900 water tankers everyday to supply water to households, there are more than twice as many private and unregistered water tankers that are traversing throughout the NCT, where there is no level of regulation with regard to where they are sourcing their water from or to whom it is being supplied,” the plea had alleged.