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Updated Mon, 14 Sep 2020 02:51 PM IST
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told Supreme Court that no jhuggi will be removed right now, and railways is discussing this issue with the Delhi government & ministry of urban development, & will come up with some solution.
The Court adjourned the matter for 4 weeks. pic.twitter.com/glJ8fUF222
– ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2020
During the hearing, Tushar Mehta told the court, “The Center has yet to decide on removing 48,000 slums from the railway tracks in Delhi.” No one will be removed as the decision will be taken in consultation with the Railways, Government of Delhi and Ministry of Urban Development. The Supreme Court then recorded the Centre's assurances and ordered not to take any punitive action against the slum dwellers for four weeks.
Every slum has an electricity connection
According to an estimate, there are about 2,40,000 people living in slums in Narayana Vihar, Azadpur Shakur Basti, Mayapuri, Srinivaspuri, Anand Parbat and Okhla. In this connection, Northern Railway submitted a report to the Supreme Court. It was said that the slums built on the side of the railway tracks are an obstacle in keeping the tracks clean. However the interesting thing is that every slum has an electricity connection. People living here also have Aadhaar and ration card.
Also read- Supreme Court directive to railways- evacuate in three months 48000 slums built on the side of railway tracks in Delhi
Let me tell you that the case was heard on September 3. The court then ordered the removal of 48,000 slums built along the rail tracks of 140 kilometers in Delhi within three months. In the previous hearing, the court said that there should be no political interference in the implementation of this move.