HC reserves order on applicability of clause 7.6.1 on Rama road

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New Delhi, Nov 16 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today reserved its order on whether clause 7.6.1 of the Master Plan 2021, which allows for the sub-division of big industrial houses, will be applicable at Rama Road industrial area or not.

A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Rekha Sharma will decide on the controversial issue arising out of the dispute in West Delhi's Rama Road area.

Various industries, which had earlier sub-divided the plots and constructed small units without obtaining any sanction plan, are seeking immunity from sealing on the ground that it is allowed in the Master Plan.

Pushkar Sood, Court Comissioner of Rama Road Area, contended before the court today that the place which came into existence in 1948, was initially developed by the Delhi Improvement Trust but was handed over to the MCD.

According to the MCD, initially, there were 61 industrial plots.

Thirty-seven plots have been sub-divided and 22 plots were not divided. On two plots, slum-clusters cover two plots.

On the two plots numbering 71/6 and 71/7, there is an illegal division and these plots are further sub-divided into 50 parts each.

There is no check on illegal constructions being carried out without a sanction plan, he said.

The MCD had taken action against the erring industries and sealed illegal premises which were sub-divided.

Some people approached the MCD for regularising the sub-division of the plots stating that clause 7.6.1 allowed subdivision and their illegal constructions should be regularised.

The Court will decide whether the illegal constructions carried out by Rama Road industrial plot holders without obtaining proper sanction from the MCD should be permitted to stay.

The clause states that industrial areas developed in the 70s need to be redeveloped. It calls for modernisation and up-gradation of existing industrial areas with due regard to environmental considerations.

The DDA will frame the redevelopement policy within two years and in the meantime, existing sub-divisions could continue, the clause states.

UNI

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