MCD demolition drive targets nine properties, MLA`s house too

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 21:34

New Delhi: A floor of the house of a Congress
MLA was among nine properties targeted as part of a drive
against alleged unauthorised constructions by the MCD in
central and south Delhi on Wednesday.

The civic body said intensifying action against
unauthorised constructions, it has demolished portions of nine
properties in Pulpeladpur, Sangam Vihar, Hari Nagar Ashram and
Govindpuri areas.
Among the properties against which action was taken by
MCD Central Zone was the third floor of the house of Jangpura
MLA Tarvinder Singh Marwah in Hari Nagar Ashram, MCD sources
said. However, when contacted, Marwah denied that the house
belonged to him. "Let the MCD show documents to prove that it
is mine," the MLA said.

During the drive, illegal floors of houses and basements
were demolished, the MCD said in a statement.

Meanwhile, the MCD Shahdara North Zone officials took
demolition action against three properties in Ram Nagar, Ashok
Nagar and Mohanpuri in compliance with a court order.

The MCD said the Building Department of Central Zone
recently launched massive demolition drive against
unauthorised constructions. It has targeted 230 properties
since January and in the month of April itself, it has
undertaken 60 demolition actions.
Cautioning the people against "unscrupulous builders
indulging in unauthorised construction", it said they are
"luring the innocent public under the garb of giving them
extra coverage or FAR, but once the final deal is struck,
they immediately disappear from the scene."

"It is the unsuspecting buyer who becomes the sufferer...
with a view to put breaks on the menace as well as safeguard
the interest of common denizens" the pace of demolition
actions has been accelerated, the statement said.

In the coming days, the demolition drive will be further
speeded up, the MCD said and asked the people to verify the
facts from the concerned zone or from the website of MCD with
regard to status of construction in the property they intend
to buy.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 21:34

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