The division bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mittal and Justice Anoop Kumar Dhand that heard the suo motu petition issued the order. During the hearing, Mittal said, “I myself go to the Nehru Garden in the morning where I see heaps of garbage.”
Expressing displeasure over the corporations’ argument about the lack of civic sense among the public, the court said that the civic bodies were the main culprits for the garbage problem in the city. Holding the corporations squarely responsible for the mess, the court asked why they have failed to pick up garbage, which is one of their main responsibilities.
Since the entire city cannot be cleaned simultaneously, corporations should identify areas and remove garbage from them on a priority basis, the court said.
It asked municipal bodies to start cleaning up the Moti Doongri Road, Museum Road and Nehru Udyan and adjoining areas in the first phase. During the hearing, amicus curiae advocate Vimal Choudhary said that more than Rs 1,700 crore was being spent every year in Jaipur for sanitation.