MCD issues notice to 638 unauthorised buildings in east Delhi

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 00:11

New Delhi: In a bid to curb unauthorised
structures after the Lalita Park house collapse, the MCD has
issued notices to owners of over 600 buildings in east Delhi
for allegedly carrying out illegal construction.

The civic agency has asked the owners of 638 buildings in
Shahdara South Zone to conduct structural safety checking of
their houses and apply to the MCD for regularising them.
The civic body has put a renewed focus on unauthorised
structures after a multi-storeyed building with illegal floors
collapsed in Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar on the night of
November 15, killing 70 people.

"We have identified these buildings in Shahdara South
Zone and have sent notices to them. These buildings have been
constructed illegally without getting the building plans
sanctioned. We are giving them an opportunity to regularise
them," Yogender Chandolia, Chairman of the MCD Standing
Committee, said today.
The structurally weak and dangerous buildings will have
to be demolished either by MCD or the owners themselves,
officials said.

A number of buildings in Lalita Park have also been
issued notices by the civic body. MCD had started carrying out
an inspection survey in east Delhi after the collapse.


First Published: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 00:11

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