Minister stated both the governments ought to together find land around every slum location (File)
Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday composed to Union Train Minister Piyush Goyal regarding in-depth plans to provide “pucca” houses to bad households residing in 48,000 run-down neighborhoods along train tracks in the nationwide capital.
In his letter, Mr Jain urged the Centre to provide pucca houses to individuals before their eviction.
” Supreme court has actually bought for the expulsion of 48,000 jhuggis (run-down neighborhoods). We believe that it will not be wise to do this in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whenever they are eliminated, they are provided pucca houses. Law is very clear about this, and this is their legal right. Initially, they must be given a pucca home, and then just they can be gotten rid of from jhuggis,” Mr Jain said in his letter.
” Jaha Jhuggi wahin makaan (Where there is a jhuggi, there will be a home), this was guaranteed by both AAP and BJP. Chief Minister Kejriwal has actually made a law in this regard that states that these people will be provided with spaces near their jhuggis before their eviction. Centre has actually likewise accepted this policy,” he included.
Keeping these things in mind, we require to search for readily available land near jhuggis, where homes can be developed for them, Mr Jain stated.
Mr Jain said both the governments need to together discover land around every slum location where pucca houses could be built for the shanty town occupants.
” It will require the cooperation of all government firms. The assistance of the firm to which the land belongs to will likewise be needed. There is a need for a detailed prepare for this and we are ready to help you. The Delhi government is all set for complete cooperation in developing these policies. We can make these strategies and give it to you if need be,” he stated.
He said that the Delhi government likewise has more than 40,000 flats, a few of these are prepared and some will be ready quickly.
” But these flats are located on the borders of Delhi. These flats can be offered to run-down neighborhood occupants who reside in locations that do not have vacant land around and who can not be provided homes under “Jahan jhuggi, wahin makaan” policy,” he added.
” On behalf of CM Kejriwal and the Delhi federal government, I ensure complete support and cooperation in our efforts to supply shelter to the bad people,” he concluded.
On September 14, the Central government submitted before the Supreme Court that no jhuggis (slum) will be demolished right now as the Railways is discussing this concern with the Delhi federal government and the Ministry of Urban Development to find an option.
A bench of the leading court, headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, was hearing the submissions on senior Congress leader Ajay Maken” s plea challenging the Supreme Court order for the demolition of about 48,000 jhuggis along with the train tracks in Delhi.
The bench, after hearing the submissions, adjourned the hearing on the matter for four weeks.
Maken had actually moved the leading court versus a direction gone by a bench headed by (retired) Justice Arun Mishra for the demolition of about 48,000 jhuggis together with the railway tracks in Delhi.
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