Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on Thursday gave an undertaking to the Karnataka High Court that residents of the Basaveshwaranagar slum would be evicted only after notices are issued to them and rehabilitation packages completed.
Mahadeva of Basaveshwaranagar had petitioned the court after BMRCL began demolishing houses in the slum for the project. He said he was not against the project but only against the “arbitrary and unilateral decision” to evict slum dwellers.
Most of them did not get any notice and they were shocked when BMRCL officials commenced demolition, rendering them homeless, he said.
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