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Supreme Court orders removal of 48,000 jhuggies along Delhi railway tracks; smog towers to be completed within 10 months
The top court while ordering removal of 48,000 jhuggies or temporary houses along the 140 km railway track in Delhi also directed that any interim order passed hereafter to stall the process would be ineffective.
The Supreme Court yesterday ordered the removal of 48,000 jhuggies (shanties) along 140 kilometres of railway track around Delhi within three months (MC Mehta vs Union of India).
In what was one of the last judgments passed by Justice Arun Mishra, the Bench ordered the removal of the shanties, noting that they were encroachments within the safety zones of railways.