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MCD to begin sealing of several de-sealed properties on Sep 1

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) Following a Union Urban Development Ministry notification withdrawing exemption granted to several categories including banquet halls, godowns and others, the MCD today announced that it would begin sealing of commercial units falling under these categories from September 1 .

A statement to this effect was made by MCD commisioner A K Nigam at a meeting of the Standing Committee here.

Replying to a query, Mr Nigam said a notification of the Urban Development Ministry issued on August 18 had removed exemption granted to several categories of unauthorised development under subsection (2) and (3) of section 3 of the Delhi Laws (special provisions) Act, 2006.

Consequently, further action on these categories would be carried out from September 1, Mr Nigam added.

The notification withdraws exemption granted under the Act to banquet halls, retail shops of building materials, automobile repair shops, storage, godown, warehouse, junk shops, liquor shops and shops for printing, dyeing and varnishing in residential areas.

Exemption has also been withdrawn for professional activity being carried out in residential areas by other than architects, chartered accountants, doctors and lawyers.

The notification has also withdrawn exemption granted to any construction over 15 m in height and any construction beyond Ground plus three floors in residetial plotted development and regularised colonies.

Exemption has also been withdrawn for commercial activity in residential areas falling in categories 'A' and 'B' as per unit area method of the property tax classification of the MCD except professional activities subject to conditions.


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