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Sealing drive against shops for not paying conversion charge

Last Updated: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 11:09

New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is undertaking an extensive sealing drive against shops and commercial establishments in the city after their owners failed to deposit the necessary conversion charges.

"Sealing action will be taken against the properties whose owners did not pay the conversion charges. The drive has already started," MCD spokesperson Deep Mathur said.

Officials said hundreds of properties have already been sealed in various parts of the city. The conversion charge is necessary for shops in stretches notified as commercial or mixed land use under Master Plan for Delhi-2021.

Earlier on January 24, the MCD had also issued a public notice warning action against "misusers" of residential properties if they do not deposit the necessary conversion charges within 15 days.

The owners of properties who have not paid the charges under MPD must do so within 15 days to avoid punitive action like payment of penalty upto 10 times the amount of conversion charges as well as sealing action, it had said.


Barcelona: Vitantonio Liuzzi clocked the sixth fastest time as Force India began its final test ahead of this year’s World Championship with the Italian driver carrying out set-up work and pit-stop practice.

Weather conditions at the Circuit de Catalunya were significantly better than the previous two weeks’ tests in Jerez and Liuzzi was able to complete 65 laps without any major issue.

Several red flag periods interrupted some of the team’s planned running, however his best lap of 1:24.064 was still the sixth quickest of the day even though his programme principally concentrated on pit stop practice and drills and general set-up work.

“Once we realised the track was not good enough to conduct some useful testing, we concentrated on set-up and pit stop practice to get back into the rhythm of a race weekend,” Liuzzi later said.

“Overall it was quite OK but we concentrated a lot on the pit stop practice to get the guys back up to speed. Tomorrow will be where we move to look at performance and long runs so it should be a more representative day regarding the pace of the new car,” said the Italian.

Outlining Thursday’s programme, chief race engineer Dominic Harlow said, “The first day of our final pre-season test was concentrated on race team pit-stop practice, with simulations of live race stops and various different race scenarios conducted through the day. The circuit conditions weren’t particularly good today, and tomorrow will be used to continue our set-up and development programme.”

Red Bull driver Mark Webber topped the chart with 1m 21.487s, which was over nine-tenths of a second faster than Nico Hulkenberg in the Williams.


First Published: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 11:09

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