Sunday, November 6, 2016

Don't change land use of Delhi roads without our approval: High Court

NEW DELHI: The city government and municipal bodies were today restrained by the Delhi High Court from changing the land use of any road in the national capital without its prior approval. 

Citing an apex court order relating to change of land use of roads in Delhi, Justice Manmohan asked the government and the three municipal corporations to seek a judicial order in a pending petition in the high court on the issue before issuing any fresh notification in this regard. 

"Keeping in view the aforesaid categorical order of the Supreme Court, the respondents are restrained from issuing any fresh notification from declaring any road in Delhi as commercial/mixed land use without leave of this court in writ petition 4677/1985," the bench said. 

The court, meanwhile, issued a notice seeking the responses of the government and municipal bodies by the next date of hearing, July 17. 

It passed the order on the plea of a society of Rajouri Garden residents who have been aggrieved with the government's proposal to notify 351 roads in Delhi as mixed land or commercial use and which is currently awaiting the approval of the Lt Governor. 

In its petition, the society has sought that no fresh notification under the Master Plan Delhi 2021 be issued for changing the land use of any road in the national capital without conducting a proper survey.
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