Delhi High Court pulls up Delhi government for not carrying out accessibility audit

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) have been criticized by the Delhi High Court for falling to perform an accessibility audit in the Capital.

The High Court said that the AAP government and DDA had not carried out the audit of buildings, despite repeated orders.

The court has again ordered authorities to perform an accessibility audit of all public buildings in Delhi with the help of disability rights activist Nipun Malhotra and his NGO.

Malhotra, who has a locomotor disability, had filed a petition in the court highlighting the lack of inaccessibility in the public buildings.

The court also noted that Delhi Metro authorities were yet to do a disability audit across all stations.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been ordered by the court to complete the audit within four weeks.

The High Court will hear the case again on 19 April.

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