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Protest over inauguration of redevelopment project

Protest over inauguration of redevelopment project
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NEW DELHI: Various citizens groups and citizens Friday protested the MoUHA's decision to lay the foundation stone in Sriniwaspuri. They alleged that the project has not yet received sanction from the court and it is a subjudice matter. Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday laid the foundation stone of redevelopment of the GPRA colony at Sriniwaspuri in South East Delhi.

According to the government, not a single tree will be cut for the redevelopment of Sriniwaspuri project to be carried out by the CPWD. "In October 2018, acknowledging the serious irregularities with the project design and illegalities, the Delhi high court sent back the project (in six colonies) back to the drawing board asking them to proceed "in accordance with law". Since NBCC and MoHUA admitted in the high court that these colonies are all part of one integrated project, they would need to proceed with impact assessments that cover all integrated components of the projects," a statement the citizens' groups noted. It also noted that the MoUHA's decision to lay the foundation stone in Sriniwaspuri for a project that is under legal challenge since June 2018 communicates its utter disregard for rule of law and for the concerns of the citizens.

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