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Illegal construction needs to be stopped: Delhi high court

THE ASIAN AGE. | SAURABH TRIVEDI
Published : Jun 30, 2017, 2:27 am IST
Updated : Jun 30, 2017, 2:27 am IST

It said that “development has to abide by the statutory Master Plan of the city”.

Delhi High Court. (Photo: Twitter)
 Delhi High Court. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Thursday observed that it was “high time” that illegal construction, rampant in the national capital, needs to be stopped. A bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar said the people of Delhi and the public officials have to be made to ensure that the law has to be strictly complied with. “Judicial notice can be taken of the fact that when a building is illegally constructed, it impacts not only the physical enjoyment of the property of the neighbours but also results in unwarranted and illegal intervention in water circulation and the sewage system, which has been rampant in the city,” the bench said.

It said that “development has to abide by the statutory Master Plan of the city”.

The court observed this during the hearing of a PIL by the All-India Anti-Corruption and Crime Prevention Society seeking direction to the authorities to demolish 75 illegally constructed units under the SDMC.

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