Demolition orders: Manav Colony residents hold protest
PANCHKULA: Residents of Manav Colony, Sector 1 of Mansa Devi Complex, demonstrated outside the deputy commissioner’s office for about two hours on Tuesday.
They raised slogans against the town and country planning department for recent demolition orders at Manav Colony.
The District Town Planner’s (DTP) office in Panchkula has informed the residents that those structures will be demolished on any day after May 30 which have come up after the stay orders of high court dated August 18, 2006.
Meanwhile, Panchkula MLA DK Bansal came out in the support of residents.
“The residents of Manav Colony have been living there since 1990s. The acquisition process is under litigation. They do not get water and power and are living like slaves,” he said.
He added that he had raised the matter with the DTP and DC in the district grievance committee meeting on Tuesday also. “I am not against the court order. We will fight the matter legally,” he said.
Part of land under Manav Colony belonged to the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and remaining is under acquisition for which the matter is pending before the high-powered committee constituted by high court.
A total of 300 plots have been carved out in the colony. More than 150 structures are there, but only those will face demolition that had come up after the stay orders. “The structures which came up before stay order will not be touched,” said DTP Hitesh Sharma. The case is also coming up for hearing before the high-powered committee on Wednesday.
Residents of Manav Colony, Saketri, protesting at the DC office in Panchkula on Tuesday.