The Supreme Courtroom on Thursday rued that main cities have “was slums” attributable to unbridled encroachments.
The courtroom blamed the native our bodies for permitting slums to mushroom in main cities. A Bench led by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar mentioned municipal companies and native our bodies wanted to take accountability to clear encroachers off public lands.
The courtroom addressed the Railways, which it referred to as one of many largest landowners within the nation, in regards to the huge scale of encroachments on its lands.
The Bench mentioned the strange citizen was paying tax, and it was the accountability of the Railways to guard public property from trespassers.
“That is the unhappy story happening for 75 years and we’re celebrating the seventy fifth yr of independence subsequent yr … It’s finally the taxpayers’ cash which is able to go down the drain,” the courtroom remarked orally, calling for stern actions in opposition to encroachments.
The courtroom was listening to appeals in opposition to the nods given by the Gujarat and Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courts to evict encroachers from railway property.