Metro’s east Delhi project gets court nod

December 10th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Wednesday got the nod from the Delhi High Court to proceed with its project in east Delhi that residents were opposing as they alleged that the land was illegally allotted for the mass transport project. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Ajit Prakash Shah and Justice S. Murlaidhar, dismissing the plea of Ashok Nagar Residents Welfare Association, said: “The DMRC is free to proceed with the construction of the Metro station on the land allotted by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and it would be free to deal with the said land in terms of the letter of allotment.”

The order was passed on a bunch of petitions filed by the Ashok Nagar Residents Welfare Association.

The DMRC approached the court as the land allotted to it by the DDA was encroached upon by land mafia and the Ashok Nagar Residents Welfare Association was objecting to the project.

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