Delhi: 22 bars, restaurants sealed in Hauz Khas Village

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The Delhi government has reportedly sealed around 21 restaurants in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas village for violation of pollution-control laws on Saturday.

The bench said in its statement, “The reports of Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Service, SDMC and the Delhi Jal Board illustrate that the Hauz Khas Village is a ticking time bomb without essential civic and emergency services”.

It was reported that the action came after an order was being passed by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

Following this, Delhi Jal Board and BSES were also asked to cut water and electricity connections of the restaurants in Hauz Khas Village.

The court said in a statement,”Our repeated queries regarding the quantum of solid waste (garbage) and sewage generated by these restaurants (pubs, bars, and cafes in Hauz Khas Village) evoked no response from either the authorities or the restaurant owners”.

The owners of the restaurants said they were not given any notice.

It was learned that the sealed restaurants include the Food Factory by Lalit, Chaayos, The Bombay Velvet, The Big Burp.

However, the action has been conducted under the section 33A of Water (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and section 31A of Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

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