Centre, DDA get 6 weeks to check out Appu Ghar sites
The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted six weeks to the Centre and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to examine a list of six alternative sites in the Capital for restarting Appu Ghar. The amusement park had closed down after its site near Pragati Maidan was handed over to the Supreme Court for its extension.
The sites have been identified by International Amusement Limited (IAL), which manages the Appu Ghar. A bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasyat issued the direction after senior counsel Arun Jaitley, appearing for the IAL, submitted a list of alternative sites which could suit the company’s requirement.
The DDA has already turned down the plea of the amusement park authorities for an alternative site. The authority has said the Capital does not have a large plot of land for the relocation of Appu Ghar. The DDA also took the plea that the IAL cannot seek any preferential allotment in the Capital.
The apex court had earlier dismissed its plea challenging the eviction move.
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