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S Delhi colonies move HC on elevated Metro

delhi Updated: Nov 19, 2007 01:10 IST
Harish V Nair
Harish V Nair
Hindustan Times
S Delhi colonies

Residents of several south Delhi colonies have petitioned the High Court seeking a direction to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to take the underground route for its proposed elevated corridor between Jangpura and Badarpur.

Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWAs) of colonies such as Greater Kailash, Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Kailash Colony among others through which the corridor would pass are concerned that an elevated corridor would disrupt their lives, while residents of colonies from Jangpura to Kalkaji said the corridor would threaten the green cover in their areas, besides adding to the noise pollution.

The RWAs filed a PIL on Saturday against the DMRC, which will be heard on Monday. They have also gone online by launching www.metrogounderground.com , a website that highlights the dangers of an elevated metro corridor in densely populated residential areas.