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Centre to introduce bill on regularisation of commercial units

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) The Centre today said it will introduce in Parliament a Bill seeking regularisation of commercial units in the Capital after the Supreme Court hears the matter, in order to provide relief to people affected by MCD demolition and sealing.

''The issue is pending in the Supreme Court and I am not in a position to comment... but I am not ruling out bringing in a Bill on it in the future,'' Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy said after the inauguration of the Delhi Urban Art Commission Exhibition here.

Mr Reddy said the Government will try and provide relief to people in the national capital.

''On April 28, the Supreme Court will hear the matter. We will try to provide succour to the affected-people. I understand we have time,'' he added.

However, he said the High Court Order on demolition will be carried out.

''The High Court's order on demolition will be respected,'' he added.

About illegal encroachments, he said those will have to be removed.

The Supreme Court had ordered the MCD to seal commercial units operating out of residential areas in the National capital.

Before that, the Delhi High Court had also ordered the MCD to undertake a demolition drive against unauthoriseed constructions in the capital.


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