DDA carries out anti encroachment drive near Batla House

Delhi | Saturday | 26th September, 2020


new delhi: The DDA on Friday said that it had cleared illegal encroachments on around 2.5 acres of land from the Yamuna floodplains at Dhobi Ghat near Batla House, as residents of the jhuggis claimed that their homes had been destroyed by the authorities without giving prior notice. "This land is owned by the DDA and was well demarcated by installing bollards and even boundary walls", the DDA said. "The encroachers made their jhuggis on government land in the last few months in spite of instructions displayed at the site that the land belongs to DDA. With the help of a Delhi Police team headed by Joint Commissioner Devesh Srivastava, the encroachment was removed, DDA said, adding that the anti-encroachment drive was done as per NGT guidelines. 50-year-old Ikrar Hussain was one of those who sustained injuries during the demolition drive..