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Union Minister Puri flags off project for Kathputli Colony residents

The colony is the first slum to be developed by DDA via in situ redevelopment with the help of a private developer, who will get a substantial part of land for commercial use according to the agreement.

Kathputli colony residents flag issues at new DDA flats

Residents said lack of proper address proof and water shortage in the area is creating problems for them

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Kathputli Colony to Narela, with some complaints

Most people who have been rehabilitated in Narela said while the new homes given by the DDA are neat, spacious, and has bathroom facility, their income has shrunk massively due to lack of opportunities and increased expenses.

Kathputli on boil after mosque is demolished, dargah faces same fate

While Madina Masjid at Kathputli colony was razed within 15 minutes, a building on its side stood tall, prompting residents to ask why the mosque could not be demolished last — once all of them had been moved out.

Delhi High Court asks NGOs to figure out Kathputli residents who can’t be relocated

The court had stayed the DDA’s demolition drive to enable those found eligible for rehabilitation to voluntarily shift to the relocated sites, and for those found ineligible to file appeals.

Among Kathputli Colony oustees, a Sufi star, an artist

In another corner of the footpath sat 50-year-old Baili, with four broken sewing machines, and a plastic box full of mehendi cones. She too has been out of work for a few days now — despite bookings.

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New homes better but what about our jobs, ask Kathputli residents

DDA principal commissioner J P Aggarwal said, “The locality is still developing. We have planned several other sub-cities in Narela. Soon, the area will develop like Dwarka and other areas.”

Rumours being spread to stop rehabilitation of Kathputli Colony residents: DDA

On October 31, the land owning agency demolished around 700 houses to carry out ‘in-situ’ development of the area.

Delhi: Neighbours open homes to Kathputli Colony oustees

"We’ve been neighbours for decades, and today when we are on the road, these people are helping us out. We belong to different strata of the society but even then, they’ve been so generous," a Kathputli Colony resident said

Kathputli Colony demolition: Homeless overnight, residents say the streets are not safe at night

With the children fed and asleep, a group of women sneaked away to an open ground to relieve themselves. “During the day, we can’t...there are people everywhere. What happened to PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan now?” said Preeti, 26.

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