The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), which has brought illegal constructions under its scanner after the east Delhi house collapse, demolished unauthorised floors in nine properties in south Delhi on Thursday.
During the drive launched by the building department of the civic agency's central zone, action was taken against properties in New Friends Colony, Govindpuri, Sangam Vihar, Sarita Vihar, Okhla Industrial Area, Bhogal and Lajpat Nagar. In most cases, illegal floors were brought down.
"Demolition operations are being carried out by four separate teams, constituted exclusively for this drive, with the help of police," said a senior MCD official.
The house that collapsed in Lalita Park last Monday killing 72 people had two illegal floors. Following the incident, the MCD has faced flak from various quarters, including the Delhi government, for failing to check the growth of unauthorised constructions in the city.
MCD officials said during the ongoing survey the height of buildings in approved, unauthorised and unauthorised regularised residential colonies will be checked. According to the officials in many areas, structures of more than 15 metres height are not allowed according to the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2021 and buildings which have been constructed violating this norm may face action.