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Buildings sealed, demolished in S Delhi

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 21, 2013
First Published: 23:53 IST(21/2/2013) | Last Updated: 23:54 IST(21/2/2013)

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday sealed several premises and took action against a realty major for not paying conversion charges.

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The corporation also attached the rent that the realty major was getting from occupants of one of its buildings. While the building department carried out the sealing, the property tax department attached the rents.

The building department of South zone sealed four offices in Green Park Extension, which were being operated illegally.

According to officials, the offices had not paid the requisite charges for running offices. According to a senior official, the building department has intensified demolition drives. Parts of  35 propertie have been demolished in the last 10 days.

Demolitions have been carried out in Panchsheel Enclave, R K Puram, Malviya Nagar, Greater Kailash Enclave, Khirki Extension, Paryavaran Complex, M B Road, Khanpur, Mehrauli, Katwaria Sarai, Hargovind Enclave, Lado Sarai, Sangam Vihar, Mandi Village, Anupam Garden.

“Most of the houses had carried out extra construction on the third floor. Those were demolished,” said a senior official. He said the drives would be intensified in the coming days to deter people from indulging in illegal construction.

The property tax department said the realty major was asked to pay pending property tax to the tune of R92.59 lakh, but it did not do so and so the rent has been attached.


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