The SDMC has set up 125 libraries and 73 reading corners in its schools to inculcate a habit of reading among students.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was part of the protest, has been detained along with others.
SDMC's drive in Shaheen Bagh had witnessed people protesting in large numbers against the action and a complaint was also registered against AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for 'obstructing' the drive.
During the course of the hearing, senior advocate P V Surendranath appearing for the party said that the petition was filed in the public interest and not the political party.
Following the protest, the SDMC officials, who were part of the anti-encroachment drive, returned with bulldozers without conducting the exercise.
Tension in Shaheen Bagh as bulldozers reach for anti-encroachment drive, several Congress activists detained
Shaheen Bagh that falls under the central zone of SDMC, was the centre of protests and sit-ins against Citizenship (Amendment) Act in December 2019.
The plea says that the demolition of buildings has caused severe trauma and loss to the people as most belonged to the economically poor section of the society.
The civic body in June last year launched the initiative for scientific disposal of e-waste lying in homes and offices of the people.
Officials said that the civic body launched a 10-day action plan for carrying out similar drives and the drive began from Karni Singh Shooting Range on MB Road in Sangam Vihar area.
Meanwhile, the EDMC mayor Shyam Sundar Aggarwal too held a meeting on Thursday with staff to carry out encroachment drives from roads.
“The civic agency is committed to remove illegal encroachments/structures in its area.
This comes after Delhi BJP Chief wrote to the mayors of South and East corporations on April 20 seeking the removal of encroachments "by Rohingyas, Bangladeshis and anti-social elements" in their area
The notices have been given time to time, which is the reason that the number of shops has been reduced from 64 in the past to just 24 now,” said Suryan.
The Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 was piloted in the Upper House of Parliament by Home Minister Amit Shah.
Verma who represents West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, also appealed the Muslims not to be influenced by 'provocative' statements and show respect to the Hindu festival and welcome the SDMC decision.
This is the first time that directions for closure of meat shops have been issued by the civic body during Navratri which is being observed from April 2-11.
An initiative by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation, this 'Eco Mitra Park' is developed by Jasola Vihar-based Aarambh Trust for Women and Children and was inaugurated on March 2.
Currently, the three corporations in Delhi -- North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation -- have 272 wards.
For a uniform rule to apply to all schools in the corporation limits, it has to be proposed and approved in the house and by the Municipal Commissioner, said an official.
Roundabouts at Nizamuddin East, Lajpat Nagar and Defence Colony have been given a makeover using scrap material sunch as unused tyres.