Demolition of Faridabad colony in Aravalli forest area suspended: MC

The Fact News Service
Faridabad, June 9
Municipal Corporation Faridabad (MCF) on Wednesday suspended the launch of a major demolition drive on 150 acres of forestland encroached upon at Khori-Lakkadpur village in the Aravallis due to the non-availability of police personnel. Prashant Atkan, Joint Commissioner, MCF and one of the Duty Magistrates said that the department was awaiting the deployment of around 2,000 police personnel required for going ahead with the demolition. “Reminders to the police department will be given and we will take up the demolition as soon the police force is made available,” he said. The Municipal Corporation Faridabad is to reclaim around 120 acres of Forest land, presently under illegal occupation of around 10,000 houses, mostly labourers and migrant workers, in wake of an order passed by the Supreme Court on Monday. The land is close to the Delhi border in the Surajkund area. The authorities expect to clear it in three phases, but before the six-week period allowed by the Supreme Court. The Corporation on Tuesday said it would start demolition on Wednesday morning.

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