DDA officials, who attended the session, said there were five key takeaways — ensuring local participation in future planning; promoting green energy for transportation in Delhi, including more cycling networks and focus on public transport.
Delhi government’s additional standing counsel Sanjoy Ghose also told the bench that apart from the DDA, various other local agencies, including the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB), were creating hurdles in setting up the mohalla clinics on land owned by them.
Forty-two years ago, the minority school that catered to children from Sadar Bazar was one of many buildings razed to the ground. While residents of the area were shifted to Inderlok, the school was replaced in a DDA colony and never got another land.
A Delhi resident had applied for the flat in the DDA's residential scheme in 1979 and was declared successful for the allotment. The man, J C Madan, died in 1984 and his wife and son were pursuing the matter with the authorities.
The bench said that the DDA allotted land for the IFC to various authorities and persons, and thereafter “slept over the matter” without ensuring implementation of court orders to shift the trade of chemicals and dangerous explosives there.