Intensifying its operations against illegal structures across the city, the MCD demolished unauthorised portions of 42 buildings and sealed 15 other properties on Thursday.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) sealing and demolition squads continued their drive in Shahdara South Zone for the second day on Thursday. MCD officials sealed 14 illegal properties in Laxmi Nagar and Ramesh Park, while demolition action was taken against 18 properties in Geeta Colony, Gandhi Nagar and Preet Vihar areas.
"We will continue to take action against all those structures, where owners have illegally constructed fourth or fifth floor. Also, buildings that stand taller than 15 metres will be demolished," said a senior MCD official. On Wednesday, the civic body had sealed 19 properties and demolished an equal number of buildings in Lalita Park and nearby areas, sparking violence in the locality.
The civic body has swooped into action with renewed vigour to stop unauthorised constructions after a multi-storeyed building with two illegal floors collapsed in Lalita Park on November 15, triggering criticism against the MCD for failing to check the growth of illegal buildings in the Capital.
Officials said the civic agency on Thursday, also carried out demolition of unauthorised portions of 16 buildings in Najafgarh Zone, including areas like Nangloi Jat, Mundka Sadh Nagar, Mahavir Enclave, New Roshanpura, Vaishali Colony, Rajapuri, Samalka and West Sagarpur.
In Civil Lines Zone, too, unauthorised portions of eight properties were demolished on Thursday, while one building was sealed, officials added.
The areas where action was taken included Vijay Nagar, Sabzi Mandi, Hudson Lane, Kashmiri Gate and Majlis Park. In this zone alone, 39 properties were sealed in the past week.