Kejriwal finds ‘desilted’ drains choked, orders action

“On paper, they (the officers) said that 100 per cent desilting work has been done, but it was all false. Kejriwal was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain, Ambedkar Nagar MLA Ajay Dutt, senior officials of the PWD and district administration during the inspection. New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday found that drains, reported to have been desilted, were still choked and ordered suspension of the officers responsible officers, saying “no laxity will be tolerated” on issues concerning public health. During the inspection on all three spots, it was found that despite official paper reports of drains having been completely desilted, these were seen to be choked and the local public complained that no desilting work had been carried out. I have directed the PWD Secretary to suspend the responsible officer by evening.

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