NEW DELHI : Delhi high court on Friday issued notice in a public interest litigation (PIL) which sought Delhi government and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to take effective steps/measures and ensure safety of life of the residents of south Delhi as guaranteed under Article 21 of the constitution of India from tremors caused by the underground metro train transport and by adopting effective measures in a time bound manner. The petition moved by Anti Corruption Council of India Trust has contended that the problem is more acute in colonies situated in the south part of the city.

The notice was issued by a division bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and C. Hari Shankar to the delhi government and DMRC.

The next date of hearing is on 6th November.

The petitioner has further asked for compensation to effected persons whose houses are cracked and damaged due to the running of the underground metro trains. It further prayed to the court to pass directions to the respondents to make structural audits, inspection in south Delhi areas to curb prevailing problem of vibrations as caused by metro trains while passing through underground tunnels and to take alternative safety measures for the protection of the life of the residents of south Delhi.