MCD demolishes 9 unauthorised properties
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 21:22
  
New Delhi: Acting against illegal constructions, the MCD on Tuesday demolished 9 unauthorised constructions by builders in north Delhi.

During the drive launched by the Building Department of Civil Lines Zone, action was taken against properties in Suraj Nagar, Burari, Wazirabad, Nehru Vihar, Jahangirpuri and Mahendra Park, officials said.

Facing flak over unchecked growth of unauthorised constructions after a building with two illegal floors collapsed in east Delhi on November 15 killing 70 people, the civic body has intensified its drive against such properties.

The demolition drive in Civil Lines Zone will continue in the coming days, MCD officials said adding, it will cause "jitters" among the "builder lobby" and make public aware about "unscrupulous" builders.

Last week, 16 illegal constructions were demolished by the Building Department in different municipal wards of Civil Lines Zone, they said.

MCD today also removed 80 small shops, including cracker selling units, in Azad Market in central Delhi to facilitate construction of a flyover on Rani Jhansi Road, officials said.

The shopkeepers were given vending rights but they turned their units into pucca (permanent) ones, the officials said, adding, they were given notices and alternative sites and action has been taken against only those who refused to shift.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 21:22


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