Delhi HC Ordered SDMC to take immediate steps for removal of garbage from the green belts around the Lajpat Nagar area.

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DELHI: The Delhi HC ordered the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to take immediate action to remove garbage and alleged illegal encroachment from the green belts around the Lajpat Nagar. The petition was filed by Advocate Anjana Gosain.

The Division Bench headed by Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Sachin Datta observed.”The Petitioner has placed on record several photographs of the area which is shown as a green area and from the photographs it appears that the same has been left incomplete neglect with a collection of garbage and encroachment thereon,

The Court was hearing a writ petition filed by RWA Lajpat Nagar. The plea highlighted the lack of maintenance and illegal encroachments in the green areas situated between Lajpat Nagar Metro Station and Moolchand Hospital on Feroz Gandhi Road.

Advocate Ajay Digpaul, appearing for SDMC, informed the Court that this area was given to DMRC to raise the construction of the metro line.

Accordingly, the Court gives direction to the Respondents to file their respective status reports before the next date of hearing. It also directs them to take all the necessary steps for the removal of the alleged encroachment and garbage and for the restoration of greenery by the next date.

Remedial steps taken in this regard shall be placed on record,” it added.

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