The Supreme Court ordered sealing drive resumed in the national capital with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi targeting shops on non-notified roads in south Delhi on the first day on Monday.
The drive began as the deadline for traders operating on such stretches to shut their shops ended on Sunday.
The drive began on stretches, which do not enjoy exemption from sealing as per Master Plan-2021 and January 30 notification of the Central government, in Greater Kailash-I, Jangpura, Lajpat Nagar and Nizamuddin, an MCD spokesperson said.
Forty sealing teams, including officials from MCD and power and water departments, were formed for the drive, the spokesperson said.
The Supreme Court had on March 10 asked the civic body to seal within three months all shops not covered by the Master Plan for Delhi 2021 or the Central government notification of January 30, 2008.
The MCD had issued a notice asking owners to stop commercial activities within 45 days.
However, the ruling BJP in MCD is planning to approach the Union Urban Development Ministry seeking relief for the traders, including a one time amnesty scheme.