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TS High Court seeks Chief Secretary reply on Shishu Vihar

Deccan Chronicle.| Vujjini Vamshidhar

Published on: March 20, 2022 | Updated on: March 20, 2022

Three compound walls of Sishu Vihar and the office of the women and child welfare department have been proposed to be removed

Telangana High Court  (DC)

Telangana High Court (DC)

HYDERABAD: Considering the contrary stands of the state government and the GHMC over laying a road through the premises of the Sishu Vihar and the state home for destitute at Vengalaraonagar, Ameerpet, in Hyderabad, the Telangana High Court directed the Chief Secretary to submit an affidavit on the matter on July 19.

Three compound walls of the Sishu Vihar and the office of the women and child welfare department have been proposed to be removed to make way for a common road for the residents of Madhuranagar to Ameerpet.

A division bench consisting of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice N. Tukaramji was hearing a PIL filed by Balala Hakkula Sangham, questioning the GHMC's proposal. It was complained that GHMC officials were trying to demolish the compound wall of the state home. The court earlier stayed the demolition. The court had also directed the GHMC to file counter.

Senior counsel C. Damodar Reddy representing Balala Hakkula Sangham argued that the road next to the home would endanger the lives of children and other residents. The noise and dust would also give rise to health complications among the children, he said. 

Senior counsel also said municipal administration minister K.T. Rama Rao had visited the area and spoke in favour of protecting the privacy of the home.

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