HC Notices To Bharti Tele, MCD, DDA, DVB, DPCC And Telecom Ministry

New Delhi, June 28: | Updated: Jun 29 2002, 05:30am hrs
The Delhi High Court (HC) on Friday issued notices to Bharti TeleNet, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi Vidyut Board (DVB), the ministry of telecommunications and Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC).

This was following a writ petition filed by the residents of South Extension-II, New Delhi against the setting up of a telephone exchange in the area. The next date of hearing is July 16.

Meanwhile, Justice Shameet Mukherjee directed MCD, DDA, DVB and DPCC to submit a report regarding the grievances of the petitioners and whether or not all permissions have been obtained by Bharti to set up the telephone exchange.

Counsel Rajiv Bansal, appearing for the petitioners, pointed out that the telephone exchange was causing traffic, parking and security problems. In view of this, Justice Mukherjee made the commissioner of police a party to the suit. Counsel VK Tandon appearing for DPCC accepted notice on behalf of the commissioner of police.

The petitioners have submitted that Bharti Telenet is in the process of installing an electronic telephone exchange-cum-office in contravention of the permitted user under the Master Plan and the Zonal Development Plan of Delhi, due to which the residents of the area are suffering.