Shillong, Sep 21: High Court of Meghalaya has asked the state government to ensure that hospitals and like emergency facilities are not disrupted even for a minute due to lack of power supply.
While disposing of a PIL on Wednesday moved by activist Flaming Marak through his lawyer PT Sangma, the division bench said it will be open to the petitioner or to any other public spirited citizen to refer to any deficiency in the supply of power in future,notwithstanding the order.
During the hearing, a further report has been filed by the state.
“The matter pertains to the rampant load-shedding that had been resorted to in the earlier part of this summer and the petitioner’s grievance that certain areas may have been more favoured than others in such regard”, the court observed.
According to the court, since the power situation has improved and several steps to augment power supply have been initiated, which, naturally, will take some time, the immediate grievance of the petitioner appears to have been addressed.
“Accordingly, PIL No. 3 of 2023 is closed by repeating a direction that has been previously issued in course of the present proceedings. The State government should ensure that hospitals and like emergency facilities are not disrupted even for a minute due to lack of power supply”, the order said.