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Maken assures traders of protecting people interests on sealing

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New Delhi, Aug 25 (UNI) Stating that the Government was looking into the situation arising out of the Supreme court order staying certain provisions of the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken said every attempt would be made to protect the interests of the people of Delhi while upholding the provisions of the law.

Addressing a delegation of Delhi traders who met him at his office last night, Mr Maken said the DDA was already on its way to consider objections and suggestions recieved from the people on proposed modifications in Master Plan 2001.

The Government intended to give maximum possible relief to Delhiites by way of proposed modifications for which due statutory proceedings are followed, secretary general of the Confederation of All Indian traders Praveen Khandelwal quoted Mr Maken as saying.

Also, considering the humanitarian aspect of the issue, the Government is all set to seek cooperation even from opposition parties along with UPA coalition partners, if the situation so warranted, Mr Maken said.

Expressing his concern over the situation arising out of the August 10 Supreme Court order, Mr Maken said the Urban Development Ministry and the government had taken due cognizance of the matter and the degree to which people of Delhi would be affected in the event of sealing of shops.

The traders delegation urged Mr Maken that the government should not act as a silent spectator and take concrete steps to protect lakhs of people in Delhi.

The delegation said that once the business establishments were destroyed, any attempt made thereafter would be of no use.

The traders are agitated over the MCD decision to begin sealing of certain categories of commercial units which had been de-sealed after the coming into force of the Delhi Laws (special provisions) Act, 2006.

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