- On Tuesday morning, Bulldozers reached the New Friends Colony area of Delhi
- SDMC noted that it plans an anti-encroachment drive in all its four zones on May 10
- The SDMC also carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the Karini Singh Shooting Range area in Tughlakand
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is conducting the first phase of the demolition drive from May 4 to May 13 in different parts of South Delhi. On Monday, the SDMC noted that it plans an anti-encroachment drive in all its four zones on May 10. On Tuesday morning, Bulldozers reached the New Friends Colony area of Delhi.
The four zones are namely Bodh Dharam Mandir near Gurudwara Road and surrounding areas, New Friends Colony, D1, D2 Market; Vasant Kunj, Masoodpur Road, D6 Flyover, Delhi Jal Board Road and surrounding area, Ghode Wala Mandir and surrounding area, Raghubir Nagar (Ward No.4 S), Nala Road, Sargarpur, BDO office, and surrounding area, Chhwla.
In addition, security personnel was deployed at the New Friends colony as the municipal corporation began its exercise. Earlier on Monday, the SDMC initiated an anti-encroachment drive in Shaheen Bagh, however, it was called off by the authorities due to huge resistance by the local residents. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation also carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the Karini Singh Shooting Range area in Tughlakand.
Meanwhile, an anti-encroachment drive is also underway in Delhi’s Mangolpuri by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The anti-encroachment drive has witnessed massive protest and condemnation from various political leaders, who alleged that the drive is ‘illegal’. As per reports, local MLAs have joined the agitation demanding suspension of the demolition drive.
AAP MLA Mukesh Ahlawat voiced, “When people have vacated the area, why are they creating inconvenience to them by using bulldozers surrounding them. We are against it and it should be stopped. They need to prove first that there’s an encroachment.”