Yamuna beautification begins with removal of slums: A high-powered
committee appointed by the Delhi High Court has started the process of
removal of slums from the banks of Yamuna as per the plan to beautify the
region before the commencement of the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The
committee, headed by retired Delhi High Court Judge Justice Usha Mehra,
has said that more than 300 slums have been removed from the banks of the
river near the Nizamuddin bridge in East Delhi and the area has been
fenced. An official of the Yamuna-Removal of Encroachments Monitoring
Committee said the Committee has been successful in getting more than 300
slums removed from the area. The Delhi Police Commissioner has been asked
to issue directions to all the police stations in the region to guard the
area from further encroachments, he added.
The Tribune, New Delhi, , 3/27/2006