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Delhi Mayor files petition against his own MCD in demolitions issue

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) Delhi Mayor Satbir Singh today impleaded himself in the case relating to demolitions of unauthorised buildings in the capital city filing a petition against the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), the organisation he is heading.

Appearing in person with his Counsel before a division bench of Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma, Mr Singh sought the court's permission to implead himself in the case.

The Court accepted his petition and issued notice to the MCD to file its reply by tomorrow, the next date of hearing.

The petition has sought the direction of the court for removal of all unauthorised constructions from the city.

''Directions may be issued to the government agencies and all statutory authorities not to allow any further unauthorised constructions flouting the building bye-laws and the responsibilities may be fixed on the nodal officers,'' the petition said.

Residential premises should be permitted to be used as commercial area in violation of the law, the petition added.

The Mayor also sought the direction to the government for creating commercial centres in each municipal wards in the capital for the displaced shop keepers.


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