MCG seals four commercial units
Six days after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned commercial activities at Sikandarpur, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon officials on Monday sealed two mobile towers. HT reports.gurgaon Updated: Jan 29, 2013 01:49 IST
Six days after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) banned commercial activities at Sikandarpur, the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) officials on Monday sealed two mobile towers, one general store and a liquor vend.
However, the authorities have not been able to remove marble traders from the area.
"If marble traders do not stop their business, we would lodge FIR against the defaulters," said Anju Chaudhary, joint commissioner (headquarters), MCG.
Chaudhary said that the corporation served notices to all marble traders on Saturday. The marble dealers admitted to have received the notices on Monday but that hardly disturbed their business, given the negligent attitude of the officials.
MCG also claimed to have deployed a videographer and informed the police to keep tabs on the marble trade.
On January 23, NGT had directed the local authorities to clear Sikandarpur from traders on a petition filed by a Gurgaon-based complainant.
Marble dealers are allegedly violating the forest norm as they undertake activities such as construction and use of stone cutting machines.