NBCC, DDA asked to explain redevelopment
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a detailed response from the NBCC and DDAand asked to explain the meaning of redevelopment, criticizing the replacement of two-storey buildings with high rises. Also HC banned the axing of 16,500 trees for a residential project till further orders.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said the court would not allow Delhi to die at the cost of the redevelopment project.
The court also asked the National Buildings Construction Corp (NBCC) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to file a detailed reply and explain why it was necessary to cut trees and how did they change the Master plan on the matter retrospectively.