SC grants six-week time to Govt, DDA to decide site for "Appu Ghar"

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New Delhi, Jul 16 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted six weeks' time to the Centre and DDA to inform the court whether an alternative site would be provided for starting the "Appu Ghar".

A bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat granted time on the petition filed by International Amusement Park Ltd, which was running the Appu Ghar at Pragati Maiden. Earlier, the amusement park for children popularly known as "Appu Ghar" was closed down under the apex court's order as 12.5 acre of land was to be handed over to the court for constructing Adminitrative blocks and Auditoriums, etc.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) had, earlier, submitted before the court that it was not in a position to allot land to the company anywhere in the capital.

Amusement Park Employees Association had also pleaded in the court to shift Appu Ghar to some other place in the city so that their only souce of livelihod was not taken away forever.

Counsel for the Centre today asked for more time to find out whether any land can be alloted to the company.

Appu Ghar was started by an NRI following the allotment of land by Late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.

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