The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Thursday sealed 38 shops in the city, taking the total number of such units targeted in the last four days to 170.
A liquor shop was also sealed in Patparganj in east Delhi for 'misuse' of the premises, officials said. A drive against misuse of properties is going on in Madhu Vihar in Patparganj for the last four days following a directive from the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee.
"The shops, which came into existence after February 2007, were targeted as the Master Plan for Delhi-2021 only allows establishments older than that in the area," said a senior MCD official.
"In a meeting with residents of Madhu Vihar last month, we had asked them to file undertakings for their establishments. Those who are able to show proof that their establishments are older than February 8, 2007 are being spared," added the official.
In another drive against unauthorised construction in Patparganj, two properties were sealed; officials said adding that the action was taken with the help of police.