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Delhi Government Likely to Decline Art of Living's Request

Delhi govt likely to decline permission being sought by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar\'s AoL to park thousands of vehicles at Millennium Park DTC Bus Depot during the controversial three-day \'World Culture Festival\'.

Published: 08th March 2016 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2016 11:28 PM   |  A+A-

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (PTI filephoto)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government is likely to decline permission being sought by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living to park thousands of vehicles at Millennium Park DTC Bus Depot during the controversial three-day 'World Culture Festival'.

Sources said that the Art of Living has sought the nod of the city government to park vehicles during the three-day festival being held on the Yamuna flood plains from Friday.

"The government will decline the permission sought by the Art of Living as the matter of Millennium Park Bus Depot is already pending in the Supreme Court and that government cannot allow space under this circumstances.

"Besides, there is no space for parking additional vehicles inside the depot," they said.

In February, the Supreme Court had said ordering demolition of Delhi Transport Corporation's (DTC) Millennium Bus Depot at this juncture would not be appropriate and granted one year time to Delhi government and DTC to get the 2021 master plan amended failing which it would have to shift the bus shelter from the Yamuna river banks.

The apex court had also said that the decision in this regard can be deferred for some time to await the outcome of report of an expert committee on the identification of floodplain.



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