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226 shops sealed on 28th day, demolitions in Krishna Nagar, Kalkaji

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) With the Supreme court adjourning to May 11 hearing on the Centre's plea for a six month moratorium on sealing of shops, the sealing operation by the MCD continued with 226 shops sealed on 28th day today.

Sixty-three shops were sealed between 1700 Hrs and 2000 Hrs yesterday.

The MCD also desealed 101 shops today while 84 shops were desealed between 1700 Hrs to 2000 Hrs yesterday.

More than 10,000 shops in the residential areas have been sealed since the operation began on March 29.

Sealing action has already been completed in the city area.

With the Supreme Court deferring to May 11, hearing on the Centre's plea for extension of time for sealing, the traders of Delhi today met Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy urging the Centre to introduce a Bill in the coming session of Parliament on May 10 for regularising commercial units.

The leader of opposition in the MCD Subhash Arya also met Mr Reddy today, along with BJP councillors, to urge him to bring a Bill in the coming Parliament session.

The president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee Rambabu Sharma, in a meeting at the DPCC office, passed a resolution urging Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to bring an Ordinance in the coming session of Parliament to halt for a year, the sealing and demolitions drive. The resolution also urged the Prime Minister not to uproot the JJ clusters without providing alternative accommodation and not to disturb for one year the 'Rehri-Patri' and weekly bazaar sellers without providing them designated areas to conduct their businesses.

All these drives should be halted till the government comes up with suitable plans to tackle these issues in the Master Plan 2021, the resolution said.

Meanwhile, the traders continued with their "Sangharsh Yatra" for the second day today.

The MCD today carried out demolition work in Saraswati Vihar, Krishna Nagar and the Kalkaji areas. While the MCD began work to remove encroachments by 24 shops in Krishna Nagar, and DDA flats in Kalkaji area.


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