Residents move HC against illegal occupation of land by DDA, DMRC

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (UNI) The Azadpur Gaon welfare association has urged the Delhi High Court to halt the project of building a mall-cum-metro station by Delhi Developement Authority (DDA) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) at Ring Road Azadpur as it is being built at the reserved green area.

Mr Puneet Mittal, counsel for the petitioner Rai Singh Rana said according to the Master Plan, the area where the DMRC is building its station is earmarked for the green belt and the private builders and public authorities have connived to violate all norms to obtain prior sanction before the construction.

Justice Sanjive Khanna has fixed February 25 as the next date of hearing and asked the petitioner to furnish some more details pertaining to the case.

Mr Mittal told the court that the action of the respondents is not only arbitrary and illegal but it is unreasonable and malafide and is in complete defiance of the Master Plan.

In addition to DDA and DMRC, the petitioner has made Lt Governor and the PWD (Delhi) a party in the petition.

Mr Mittal said the authorities had not sought any permission to construct the mall-cum-station in the area thereby violating article 21 of the constitution of India.

UNI SNG RAR RK1931

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