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Sealing drive: Delhi government to notify roads for mixed use

The move intends to avoid sealing against commercial establishments along these 351 roads

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Sealing drive: Delhi government to notify roads for mixed use
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The Delhi government said it will issue a notification on mixed-land use along 351 roads soon after the Supreme Court approves it, paving the way for legalising commercial establishments there. The move intends to avoid the sealing drive against commercial establishments along these roads.

The Delhi government has submitted a notification in the Supreme Court that puts 351 city roads under commercial and mixed-use categories, in an attempt to save traders on these stretches from an ongoing sealing drive. "We have submitted a notification copy in the Supreme Court seeking its approval. Once the Supreme Court allows it, the Delhi government will issue the notification for these 351 roads," Delhi's Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain said.

He said that the government has appointed two prominent lawyers to strongly present the case in the apex court, as demanded by both the BJP and the Congress. The urban development minister said that the DDA should also appoint prominent lawyers such as Harish Salve on the sealing issue in the Supreme Court.

The sealing drive is being carried out by municipal corporations against commercial establishments, following the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee, for allegedly violating civic norms.

The AAP government has been maintaining that the sealing drive has not taken place on 351 roads so far. The BJP has accused the government of delaying the notification due to which traders may face problems.

Currently, the sealing drive going on in areas other than these 351 roads is against businesses using residential areas for commercial purposes without paying conversion charges.

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The Delhi government has submitted a notification in the SC that puts 351 city roads under commercial and mixed-use categories, to save traders on these stretches from an ongoing sealing drive.  

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