Govt approves bill to prevent sealing of `illegal` buildings
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 21:28
New Delhi: Aimed at preventing sealing and demolition of a large number of unauthorised structures in Delhi, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bill in this regard to be introduced in Parliament.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provision) Bill, 2011 seeks to maintain status quo in regard to unauthorised colonies, including village settlements and their extensions, storages, warehouses and godowns for farm produce besides some other categories.

The Bill also proposes to extend the relief to urban villages.

Commercial establishments operating illegally in farm houses and other places in nearly 400 rural areas and urbanised villages of Delhi are expected to get a reprieve after the enactment of the proposed Bill.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi had restarted the sealing and demolition drive in the capital after the earlier ordinance expired on December 31 last year. The civic body was bound by orders of the Supreme Court to resume the sealing of unauthorised commercial properties.


First Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 21:28

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