Chennai Corporation makes us cry for water and die in water: Madras high court – Times of India

Chennai News
CHENNAI: “For half of the year we are made to cry for water and for another half we are made to die in water,” Madras high court said on Tuesday while pulling up the Greater Chennai Corporation for its failure to take adequate measures to prevent inundation in the city during rain.

The first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu wondered as to what the authorities were doing for the past five years after 2015 floods.
The bench also warned of initiating suo motu proceedings if the situation was not brought under control.

The court made the observations while hearing a PIL seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to maintain adequate width of public roads in the state.

Similarly, while hearing another PIL alleging encroachment of waterbody, the court said, “The ongoing rain and the floods in and around Chennai and elsewhere in the state should be a lesson for government officials to take immediate action against any person attempting to encroach on any waterbody or the paths for flowing water during rainy season.”