Modi govt evicted record number of illegal occupants from Lutyens' Delhi, says official data

The number of houses vacated in Lutyens' Delhi has increased three times under the Narendra Modi government at the Centre as it  evicted a record number of overstaying illegal occupants from government accommodation. 

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2016, 13:53 PM IST
Modi govt evicted record number of illegal occupants from Lutyens' Delhi, says official data

New Delhi: The number of houses vacated in Lutyens' Delhi has increased three times under the Narendra Modi government at the Centre as it  evicted a record number of overstaying illegal occupants from government accommodation. 

According to an official data of urban development ministry furnished by minister of state Babul Supriyo in Lok Sabha, a total of 1,531 houses were vacated during the last three years - 246 in 2013, 539 in 2014 and 746 in 2015, a report in The Economic Times said.

The data says that 246 houses were vacated in 2013 under Congress-led UPA government; this number more than doubled in 2014 and then jumped to 746 in 2015 under the Modi government. 

However, 1,207 houses are still under unauthorised occupation in Delhi.