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Congress ruckus at MCD meet

delhi Updated: Nov 05, 2009 00:45 IST
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Congress leaders created a ruckus during the Standing Committee meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday.

The meeting had to be dispersed after the Opposition continued raising slogans demanding a CBI probe into alleged irregularities at an under-construction multi-storey building by a private developer in Greater Kailash II.

Congress leader Jai Kishen Sharma raised the issue showing copies of Standing Committee decisions from previous years and newspaper reports about a dharna (sit-in) by a group of residents on October 2.

“Building by-laws permit 12 metre peripheral open space for plots with a size of 10,000 sq m or more while for those less than 10,000 sq m, the space allowed is 6 metre. This builder has shown the plot to be less than 10,000 sq m to get greater floor area ratio,” Sharma alleged.

His party colleague Khavinder Singh said: “GK II is already densely populated. The multi-storey building would mean additional houses, which will surely strain civic resources like power, water and sewerage. The MCD officials have neglected these aspects while sanctioning the building plan.”

Standing committee chairman R.K. Singhal said he was aware of the issue and had verified that all requisite permissions were in place for this private group housing society.

Singhal asked the MCD commissioner to submit a detailed report in three days.