No sealing in Delhi till Dec 2010

Last Updated: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 00:44

New Delhi: Parliament today passed a crucial
bill without discussion, which will allow a major relief to
several Delhiites at least up to December 2010 from sealing
and demolition of unauthorised shops and houses.

The Rajya Sabha passed the National Capital Territory
of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Bill, 2009 at the
fag end of the day with thin attendance in the House.

It was passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday amidst din over
the issues of price rise and Telangana.

The bill seeks to extend till December 31, 2010, the
special provisions made in view of sealing of commercial
premises in unauthorised colonies in the National Capital
Territory of Delhi.

The previous bill was enacted in March 2009 and provided
protection to encroachment or unauthorised development in
various categories till December 2009.

Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy read out the
provisions of the Bill and the Opposition agreed for its
passage without debate.

The government justified the extension of time given for
unauthorized colonies stating "more time is needed for
implementation of the programmes" like regularisation of the
colonies.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 00:44

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