Traders welcome Supreme Court order on desealing

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New Delhi, Feb 13 (UNI) Delhi traders today welcomed the Supreme Court order for de-sealing of shops and described it as a step that will heal wounds of those who suffered immense losses due to sealing.

In a statement, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) which led a movement against the sealing drive, also demanded the Centre to decide on a cut-off date to end sealing and as well called for a rehabilitation package and compensation to the affected traders.

President of the CAIT, Praveen Khandelwal said that though it is certainly not a complete respite from sealing, yet it was a step towards providing relief to traders, which will enable them to earn their livelihood.

Many areas in Delhi still do not enjoy protection of either Master Plan 2021 or any other Government notification and therefore all such areas should also be brought under the purview of relief from sealing, he stressed.

Mr Khandelwal said that in view of the Supreme Court order, both MCD and DDA should start de-sealing of shops without any further delay or obstacles so that traders of unauthorised colonies, village abadi and other areas should resume their work once again.

He also demanded that in order to ensure timely implementation of MPD 2021, the Centre should constitute a 'Special Task Force' comprising officials of Delhi Government, MCD, DDA and other concerned Government Agencies.

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