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Demolition drives in South and North Delhi

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 12, 2013
First Published: 01:33 IST(12/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:34 IST(12/4/2013)

The North and South Delhi corporations, cracking down on illegal constructions on Thursday, demolished the extensions of 94 properties under their jurisdictions that had flouted norms.


While the South corporation demolished 19 properties in Panchsheel Vihar, Masjid Moth, Chirag Delhi, Nag Complex and Neb Sarai, the North civic body sent its bulldozers to 75 properties in City, Rohini, Civil Line, Karol Bagh and Narela zones.

The building departments of the respective zones carried out the demolition drive with the help of the local police.

“The building mafia has been carrying out rampant construction in several parts of the city and we are not going to spare them. We have demolished various unauthorized parts of buildings and are going to intensify our drive in the near future,” a South corporation official said.

Last week, too, a demolition squad of the South civic body had pulled down 10 structures.

According to officials, the demolition drive is going to continue in the coming days. “Illegal constructions have been carried out without any nod from the authorities. We have served notices and will be carrying out special drives,” the official claimed. Prodded about the type of violations, he said many properties had added entire floors without proper authentication from the authorities.

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