Authorities not proceeding with sealing drive: Monitoring Committee

New Delhi: A monitoring committee, which is mandated by the court to identify and seal unauthorised constructions in Delhi, today claimed in the Supreme Court that civic bodies have refused to carry out sealing drive on the ground that amendments in Master Plan of Delhi-2021 were not finalised yet. Master Plan of Delhi-2021 is a blueprint […]

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Ghazipur landfill site saturated, EDMC moves NGT seeking alternative land

The saturation of the Ghazipur landfill site and non-availability of alternative land to manage garbage has prompted the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) to move the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The EDMC today moved an application seeking urgent direction to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to hand over a 130-acre piece of land at Sonia […]

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SC questions Delhi government and DDA over proposed amendments in DMP

The Supreme Court today directed the Delhi government and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to apprise it whether an environmental impact assessment was conducted before proposing amendments in the Delhi master plan, 2021. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta also asked DDA, Delhi government and the municipal agencies to file withing a […]

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Move to alternate facility: HC to visually impaired students

The Delhi High Court today directed a group of visually impaired students, whose hostel was recently demolished, to immediately shift to the alternate facilities being provided to them by the DDA. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said its order of January 3 asking them to move out […]

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Delhi HC to ensure right to life of displaced persons of Kathputli

The Delhi High Court today said it will ensure that the right to life of persons displaced from Kathputli Colony here were not violated while refraining from taking action on the allegation that developers were hand-in- gloves with the DDA during the demolition drive. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C […]

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DDA’s record in securing its lands appalling: Delhi HC

Terming the record of the DDA in securing lands acquired by it “appalling”, the Delhi High Court has directed creation of a unit for evolving land management policies and clear encroachments on public land. The direction was issued to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the Delhi government and the Centre by a bench of Justices […]

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Whole of Delhi is unauthorised: Delhi HC

Entre Delhi is unauthorised, an anguished High Court remarked today while hearing a plea regarding the ongoing demolition at Kathputli colony in west Delhi. The observation was made by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar when an NGO representing some residents of the area said that jhuggis were […]

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NGT allows redevelopment work around Qutab Golf Course

 The stalled work to redevelop Qutab Golf Course in a posh South Delhi loacality is all set to begin, with the National Green Tribunal lifting the stay order on the construction activity. The green panel, which gave its go ahead to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to carry out the construction, however, put a condition […]

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‘Give action plan on restoring Yamuna floodplains’

The National Green Tribunal today directed the DDA to submit an action plan with regard to restoring Yamuna floodplains where the Art of Living’s World Cultural Festival was held last year. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to nominate a senior officer and submit the report […]

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Remove illegal occupants in religious structures: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court today refused to grant relief to a man against an anti-encroachment drive in a park around a monument here, observing that “squatters” cannot be allowed in such buildings just because their ancestors also stayed there. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Navin Chawla made the observation after […]

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