- Jharkhand High Court extends RJD president Lalu Prasad's provisional bail till July 3
- Missing county has been blessing in disguise: Kohli
- ISJK chief among four militants killed in Kashmir, cop and civilian also dead
- ED moves special court to declare Vijay Mallya fugitive offender
- New Zealand prime minister gives birth to healthy baby girl
What led to sealing in Lajpat Nagar? SDMC lists violations
Listing the reason of the sealing drive, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Saturday released a statement mentioning the violations that led to sealing in Lajpat Nagar market in which 350 shops sealed.
The statement reads that the common space which was actually meant for the movement of the pedestrians and various other community services were encroached by the occupants to the extent of 12 feet in the front and approximately 30 feet in the rear.
Since the encroachments were extending up to four floors and huge in nature, it was not possible for the enforcement team to remove the structures from public land, therefore, on the directions of the Monitoring Committee, the properties were sealed, it said.
The committees carried out an inspection of old double storey, Lajpat Nagar-IV (popularly known as Suit Market) and its vicinity on March 6 and noticed large scale of encroachments by the occupants both in front as well as in the back.
The double storey in this market was developed and constructed by land and development Office (L&DO) of Ministry of Rehabilitation, Government of India in fifties and allotted it to the displaced persons after partition, said a senior SDMC official, adding that the ownership of the land vests with L&DO. As per the lay out plan of Lajpat Nagar-IV, right of way of road between the blocks is 36 ft.
The official further said that the total space between blocks is 60 ft. and the common space in front of each of these block is 12 ft. which is L&DO land which was encroached heavily, led the officials of the building department to seal them, following the direction of the SC- appointed monitoring committee, the statement read.
All the three municipal corporations have sealed thousands of shops/ properties for number of reasons including unauthorised construction of offices and rooms at different floors and ongoing commercial activities at basement and stilt parking areas, non-payment of conversion charges and encroachment.
- ‚ÄėAssault‚Äô on police driver: Action against Kerala ADGP 17 Jun 2018 | VR Jayaraj | in Sunday Pioneer
- Rain batters North-East, 17 die in flash floods, landslides 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer
- Police visit rape accused Daati Maharaj's ashram 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer
- Two arrested for attack on Dalit boy in Gujarat 17 Jun 2018 | PNS | in Sunday Pioneer
- Owaisi rejects UN report on Kashmir, backs Modi Govt 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer
- No one can touch me till 2019 polls: Kumaraswamy 17 Jun 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | in Sunday Pioneer
- Karnataka Dy CM declines to confirm reports 17 Jun 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | in Sunday Pioneer
- AAP disassociates from Khaira's referendum remark 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer
- ‚ÄėPriest bobbitises himself over remarks against religious leaders' 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer
- Sushma to embark on seven-day trip to four European nations today 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer
STATE EDITIONSView All
23 Jun 2018 | PNS
MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...