After a local court had dismissed the petition of the residents on technical grounds filed by Jeevan Vivek Prathisthan, the city corporation on Monday afternoon demolished 18 buildings in Ramlingkhind galli for the road widening which is to be 60 feet. The same was done under police protection.
Hattikar family remains with 1 feet of house:
The Shankar Hattikar family which had a house of 17 feet height and 38 feet width after demolition of 16 feet for road widening they have only one feet remaining with 7 family members all had to take shelter in a temple. When the women of the house pleaded their grudge Corporation officials asked them to shift to the night shelter at Risaldar galli.
Shankar works in a book shop and somehow manages his family of 7, with no roof over their head they now face a lot of hardships. The officials also said they will see that the family gets some rehabilitation under some scheme.
But wouldn’t it have been better that such rehabilitation is done before demolition. The Hattikars have given their property for public use now and they are on the roads with no roof on their head.
Is this the development we are wanting?