New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused
to restrain the MCD from sealing unauthorised constructions
within Metro station premises in the city.
Justice Manmohan Singh passed the order on a petition
filed by DMRC seeking to stay the sealing action which was
launched yesterday by the civic body.
DMRC today moved the High Court pleading it to give the
matter an urgent hearing.
The MCD had sealed a commercial complex housing shops of
reputed brands at the Inderlok Metro Station premises
yesterday alleging that a private developer has constructed it
without authorisation from the civic body.
It sealed about 59 points at 47 entry gates to the
complex which had shops of well-known brands like Comesum,
Mcdonald`s, Raymonds and Big Bazaar.
The MCD had said that a show-cause notice dated September
15, 2009 was issued to the firm on the grounds of carrying out
unauthorised construction of the mall and after giving several
opportunities for personal hearing and considering the written
submissions, a sealing order was issued in March 2010.
The civic agency had said the private developer which
constructed the mall after an agreement with DMRC had violated
rules as no sanction has been taken from the civic body under
building bye-laws. It had also said there was no dispute
between it and DMRC in this regard and the "violations have
been solely carried out" by the private firm.
However, DMRC had maintained that the shopping complex at
Inderlok is part of an operational structure of DMRC and no
prior permission is required from civic authorities.