It also asked the shopkeepers to hand over the possession of shops by June 30.
The shopkeepers had moved the high court, also challenging the single judge's order refusing to grant any immediate relief, alleging that on February 4, the NDMC staff along with police force came to take forcible possession of their shops without giving any notice or intimation of any sort.
They also contended that the NDMC had not taken any decision as to whether to covert the building into a museum or not and till the time NDMC takes a final decision on the issue, they should not be evicted.
The court, in its order, made it clear that it was "open to the appellants to initiate any action which is permissible under
law in case it is found that
the respondent (NDMC) intends any time to develop Gole Market as commercial property".