MCD warned of contempt of court proceedings
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 15:13
New Delhi: Civic body MCD was on Wednesday warned by the Delhi High Court to either decide on building a community hall in posh Greater Kailash locality within four weeks or face contempt of court proceedings.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw also ordered the chief town planner of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to appear before it on December 14, the next date of hearing of a plea for building the community hall in the area.

The MCD town planner was summoned to explain its failure to comply with the court's earlier order in May this year to decide on building a community hall in the locality, an issue hanging fire for over two decades now.

The bench said the court in May this year had asked MCD to decide on construction of the hall within eight weeks but no decision was taken despite lapse of six months.

The court gave the directions on a plea by retired defence official V N Channa alleging that the MCD has violated the court's previous order, asking MCD to identify a site in the locality to build the community centre and had asked its planning department to prepare a design for it.

Channa's counsel Arjun Harkauli said a 3000 sq feet plot was earmarked for the community hall and the DLF was to build it and hand it over to the MCD in 1989 but nothing has been done so far.


First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 15:13

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