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18 Apr 2017

Delhi residents offer reward for missing road

The case of the missing road in Delhi

Residents of from Chittaranjan Park in Delhi organized a hunt for a missing road in the locality, and even offered a Rs. 10,000 reward for anyone who finds it.

The hunt was mock-drill, protesting the DDA's decision to build a mall in the locality.

The DDA said traffic from the mall would be diverted through a road, which does not exist except in zonal-maps.

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The case of the missing road in Delhi
What is the case about?


What is the case about?

The DDA in 2007, sought approval for the construction of Delhi's second-biggest mall in the area. However, residents protested saying the mall would lead to chaotic traffic conditions.

The DDA said a road would allow free movement of traffic from Alaknanda to Ring Road, but this road only exists on maps.

There is a park, government building and school where the road supposedly exists.

RWA issues reward to DDCA chief

Resident welfare association in the neighbourhood said "nobody could find the road. Finally, we issued a cheque in the name of the DDA chairman who probably knows where the road is actually located."

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