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Shaheen Bagh ‘blaze’ guts Mohalla Clinic being built on ‘park’

Mohalla Clinic being built on park in Shaheen Bagh was gutted, according to residents. A reporter who visited the spot that the incomplete built structure on a park that was made by narrowing a broad road on Shaheen Bagh road was razed after a fire caught the structure.

The main cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The park had attracted controversy a few months ago with some local residents protesting against the narrowing of the road. They argued that the road was narrowed and strippish place was made a park, something unusual in the city. Besides, some Congress members and activists had even protested and had demanded an immediate end to the construction of wall demarcating the road.

Despite protests, nothing like this happened as work continued, claimed activist.

Several residents lamented that making park by narrowing the lane only adds to traffic woes.

A supporters of the park argued that there was need of park as the road was being used for encroachment by residents for parking their vehicles. All told, the burning of the structure has left several residents shocked and they expressed their eagerness to know the reason that led to the fire, said sources.

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