The crackdown on asserted abuse of properties in nearby markets proceeded on Friday with the metropolitan partnership fixing upper floors of 21 of 34 structures in the elegant Sundar Nagar showcase on Mathura Road even as merchants in South Delhi close shops in challenge.
The urban body likewise fixed 160 units in seven different markets—Saket (H Block), Rajouri Garden, Model Town III, New Qutub Raod (Paharganj), Shankar Raod Market (New Rajinder Nagar), Paschim Vihar and Timarpur—on the Supreme Court-designated observing council's course for unlawful development.
"The shops at Sunder Nagar were fixed for changing over private properties for business use without paying the 'utilization transformation charge'," said a South Delhi Municipal Corporation official.
Conspicuous goldsmiths, shops and eateries that were halfway fixed included Nathu's, JH Jewelers, Number 8 Bar and Kitchen, Indian Art Corner, ICICI Bank, Ladakh Art Gallery and Curio Palace.
The proprietors of seven shops, who submitted 'utilize change charge' at decreased rates (R 22,274 for every square meter) informed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) a month ago and displayed archives to back their cases, were saved. No abuse was found in six shops.
Dissimilar to different markets, the metro authorities didn't confront protection in Sunder Nagar from dealers however they said the fixing drive was 'preposterous'.
Ajay Gupta, an individual from the Sundar Nagar Market Association, stated, "according to the Delhi Master Plan 1962, the private segments in showcase were sorted as 'non-acclimating' and the land utilization of market was appeared as 'business' in the zonal improvement design of Delhi Development Authority."
"Further, in 1990, the market was given 100% 'business' status after a warning issued by the DDA. Our inquiry is the point at which the market was pronounced completely 'business', what is the rationale for requesting 'utilize change charge'," he said.
"We took a stab at demonstrating municipal authorities records to demonstrate our cases however they were not prepared to tune in," said Subhash Kwatra, leader of the market affiliation.
South Delhi bandh.
The bandh called by dealers of eight conspicuous markets in South Delhi on Friday was fruitful as most shops stayed shut.
Shutters were down in unmistakable markets, for example, Greater Kailash and II, South Extension I and II, Defense Colony, Green Park, Hauz Khas and Kailash Colony among others.
Many shop proprietors accumulated at the South Extension I showcase and arranged an exhibit against the fixing drive. They conveyed dark banners and yelled mottos, calling the fixing drive unjustified, outlandish and against the standards of normal equity.
Brokers said the sum requested by the city organization as 'utilize change charge' (R 22,270 for every square meter) was significantly higher contrasted with shops on streets under blended land and business use in Master Plan 2021 (R 6,136).
"They can build their floor zone scope (FAR) till 300 yet for neighborhood shopping buildings, FAR past 180 isn't admissible," said Vikram Bhasin, leader of the Greater Kailash II showcase affiliation.
Meenakshi Lekhi, MP from New Delhi Constituency, and previous Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay met the merchants and broadened bolster.
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