Seeking DDA’s response in the matter, Justice Rekha Palli posted the matter for additional listening to on March 22.
The plea was filed via advocates Kaoliangpou Kamei and Helen Tungoe for petitioners Santosh Giri and different residents of the jhuggi clusters in the area.
It is contended that the slums had been demolished by the DDA on December 15, 2021.
The petitioners stated the slums had been eliminated through the ongoing pandemic, forcing the residents — largely every day wage labourers, rickshaw pullers and home staff — to live on the roadside with none shelter.
They have sought short-term shelter with services together with operating ingesting water, sanitation and clear hygienic environment.
The residents claimed that they’ve proof of residence prior to January 2015 as required by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board Policy, 2015.
They additionally urged the Delhi High Court to subject route to DUSIB to conduct a survey of the affected residents and rehabilitate them in accordance with the Delhi JJ Slum Rehabilitation and Relocation Policy, 2015. The Lotus Temple Road Jhuggi clusters have been in existence not less than since 1990 and comprise greater than 23 homes.