New Delhi: On Monday Delhi High Court asked to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to justify the not availability of free water to the passengers. While other metros are servicing free water for passengers, some of the metros are Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow and other cities metro.
Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao’s bench asked DMRC how they are going to provide drinking water to the passengers at one place within the metro stations so that everyone can reach them. The court said that make clear how DMRC will implement it. Explain whether free drinking water can be provided at a particular place within the station, where all the passengers have access. After this, the court fixed the next hearing of the matter on October 12.
According to the news agency language, the court sought this information when the DMRC stated in an affidavit that the person, who felt the urgent need of water in the stations where there is no water, can contact his officials of water ATMs machine or kiosks.
Advocate Kush Sharma, on behalf of petitioner Kush Kalra, told the High Court that metro services in other cities provide free water to the passengers, but the Delhi Metro does not do this, while it is the advisor in all those projects.
Looking at this plea, the High Court asked DMRC, “What is your right justification? In revert to this, DMRC told the court that it will provide information on the metro stations where water in an emergency is available.
The Metro official also said that it has installed water ATM machine at its stations where water is provided by two rupees per glass. He also said that the passengers are free to take their drinking water.
DMRC had earlier told the court that a very small fee is charged for water and toilets at metro stations so that the good facilities can be given.
The court was hearing Kalra’s appeal against the order of a single judge. The single judge had said that the passengers traveling in the metro have no right to free drinking water.