STF has cleared 2 lakh square meters of permanent encroachment structures: Puri

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So far, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation have sealed 2,655, 1,995, and 1,043 properties respectively, found to be in violation of the law. The Special Task Force, under the chairmanship of Vice Chairman, DDA, has cleared encroachments of over 1,200 km of roads, and over 1,99,382 square meters of permanent structures, Hardeep Puri, Minister of state (I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said on Thursday at “Traders National conclave” organized by the Confederation of All India Traders.

While addressing he said the commitment of government to make the national capital a model city, where the traders, residents, children, divyang, and the elderly, can lead a life of ease. The work being undertaken in the national capital – from connectivity to housing; from green spaces to decongestion – will provide a template to the rest of the country.

Dwelling on the stand of the trading community, the Minister said that the trading community has reassured policy makers that they are against encroachment of public land, and are willing to cooperate with the government in cracking down on all illegal activities. The concerned agencies, namely the office of the Lieutenant Governor, L&DO, and the DDA, stand ready to provide any clarifications needed to the recent master plan amendments, he added.

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