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Will shift Millennium Depot, says Kejriwal | The Indian Express

Related. The Millennium Depot, located on the Yamuna riverbed, with a capacity for parking 1,000 buses, is set to be relocated, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday. The matter is set to come up for hearing in the Delhi High Court on Thursday, and the CM was speaking about the Delhi government’s stand on the issue. “We had a meeting with L-G Najeeb Jung and have informed him that where the Millennium Depot exists is a sensitive zone and we are opposed to the land use change of the depot,” Kejriwal said. Delhi Development Authority had changed the land use from ‘recreational’ to ‘transport’, conforming with the decision of the previous government to allow the depot to function there. “The Yamuna should not be touched. The Millennium Depot will be shifted from here. We will ask the court for some time to do this… no new structure should not be allowed to come up on the riverbed. We will develop other facilities for the people in the area where the depot exists,” Kejriwal said. The Millennium Depot was built at a cost of Rs 60 crore in the area abutting Ring Road and NH-24 and was supposed to be a temporary structure during the 2010 Commonwealth Games. While the sporting event was over within a fortnight, the depot remained. Environmentalists had moved court opposing the location of the depot. Last year, the Delhi High Court had given the government six months to take action on the matter. A contempt case is scheduled for hearing on Thursday. This depot accommodates 800 DTC buses, apart from several cluster buses. The government has been facing shortage of depot space, which has led to problems in rolling out the cluster scheme. The Delhi Development Authority, under the Master Plan review, was also seeking to redefine zone-O which is the Yamuna river front. The proposal sought to shrink the riverbed area by almost half. But the National Green Tribunal passed an order in October last year, restraining the DDA from acting on its plan to redefine the boundaries of the Yamuna riverbed, spread across 8,700 hectares.
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