Delhi

‘DDA not handing over sites for mohalla clinics’

AAP govt. tells HC; notices issued to DDA, DMRC and other local agencies

AAP government told the Delhi High Court on Friday that DDA was not handing over sites for setting up ‘mohalla clinics’.

A Bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V.K. Rao issued notices to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and other local agencies seeking their responses to the Delhi government’s application by March 29, the next date of hearing.

Creating hurdles

The High Court direction came after the government said that apart from the DDA, various other local agencies, including DMRC and DJB, were also creating hurdles in setting up the clinics on land owned by them.

Over 300 sites

The government said that 333 sites for which no objection certificate (NOC) has been received have been handed over to the Public Works Department to construct the clinics within three months. But, in respect of some proposed sites, DDA has refused to grant permission saying “no specific land can be earmarked in the layout plan for those areas as norms for the same are not given in the Master Plan of Delhi (MPD) 2021”.

The Delhi government has sought directions to the DDA to reconsider its stand and make available the requisite land along with the NOCs.

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