In the wake of the recent demolition drive in Mehrauli carried out by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), the Delhi government has stepped up its efforts to provide “immediate aid and relief to the hundreds of victims left homeless”.
“The DDA had initiated a large-scale demolition of homes in the Ladha Sarai village under the pretext of a disputed demarcation of the Mehrauli Archaeological Park,” the Delhi government said in a statement, adding that the move has left hundreds of persons without shelter or basic amenities.
“Opposing this unilateral move by the DDA, the Delhi government intervened to stop the demolition and ordered a fresh demarcation of the disputed area through orders of Delhi Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot,” it said.
Given the severity of the situation, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has approved a proposal to provide affected families with tents, food, blankets, and other essential supplies.
The file is now pending with the L-G, the statement said.
Gahlot had sent a proposal to the Chief Minister seeking to address the concerns of the affected families, who had lost their homes.
In his proposal, the Delhi Revenue Minister apprised the CM of the recent developments that had taken place in the matter so far, the statement said.