HC agrees for amendment in Master Plan to relocate traders

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New Delhi, Nov 26 (UNI) In order to relocate the Panchkuian Road furniture traders from the existing place to Bhai Veer Singh Marg (GoleMarket) due to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) project there, the Delhi High Court today agreed in principle to amend the Master Plan.

Justices Mukul Mudgal and Manmohan directed the DMRC and the DDA to approach the Ministry of Urban affairs within a week to seek a suitable modification in the Master Plan so that all the traders could be accommodated on the ground floor of the proposed building as desired by them.

Earlier, the traders were not willing to relocate their business as they have been at the present location for a long time but after continous court deliberations they agreed to the proposal with a condition that all the 56 traders should be given space at the ground floor of the new building.

Chief architect Ashok Malik of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) told the court that the building plans as submitted by the DMRC cannot accommodate all of them on the ground floor as according to the Master plan 2021 only 25 per cent space of the total area can be covered there.

The 18 acre plot, where the sub district community centre would be built, cannot accommodate all the traders on the ground floor. It is only possible if the Master plan is amended and more coverage area is allowed to them, Mr Malik added.

The Panchkuian Road, connecting Cannaught place to the West Delhi, is lying closed for some time. The DMRC wants to beautify it.

The road, they say is congested and the traffic gets choked there.

The court asked the DMRC and the DDA to approach the ministry concerned to get the Master Plan modified as it was the only way out to resolve the dispute which blocks one major artery between central and west Delhi.

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