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MCD steps up its Demolition drive in city

delhi Updated: Dec 14, 2010 00:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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Stepping up its drive against illegal structures, the MCD on Monday sealed 28 properties and demolished eight unauthorized constructions in east Delhi, where 71 people lost their lives in a building collapse incident last month.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has been conducting special drives against unauthorized constructions in Shahdara (South) Zone, taking action against 143 properties in the past one week alone.

"Demolition has been taken against properties in Shakarpur J-Extension of Laxmi Nagar and Pandav Nagar. We will continue to take action against illegal structures," said a senior MCD official.

The MCD has put a renewed focus on curbing unauthorized constructions after a multi-storey building - with two illegal floors - collapsed in Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar on the night of November 15.

In the first day of the drive in Lalita Park and nearby areas last week, violence erupted in the locality in which residents allegedly thrashed the local municipal councilor.

The MCD also demolished four properties under its Civil Lines zone.