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Admin to videograph restricted area around ammunition depot

The administration has decided to videograph the 900-metre restricted area around the IAF ammunition depot with immediate effect to check any new construction in the area and prevent people from dismantling existing structures.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2011 00:58 IST
HT Correspondent

The administration has decided to videograph the 900-metre restricted area around the IAF ammunition depot with immediate effect to check any new construction in the area and prevent people from dismantling existing structures.

Following a Supreme Court order to maintain status quo on the Punjab and Haryana high court directive, MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal has asked the area junior engineers and other surveyors as well to start recording constructions.

While hearing a petition on the ammunition depot on December 7, an apex court bench comprising justices DK Jain and Anil R Dave had said, “We direct that status quo in respect of the nature, title and possession of the properties around ammunition depot shall be maintained.”

A meeting of senior officials, including deputy commissioner PC Meena, MCG commissioner Sudhir Rajpal, DCP Abhay Singh Rao, district town planner (enforcement) Dilbag Singh and others, was held on Friday.

The restricted radius of 900-metre around the ammunition depot presently accommodates over 20,000 houses with over 1.5 lakh population, including several retired and serving defence personnel.

The deputy commissioner has also sought a detailed report about water supply connections and electricity connections in the area from DHBVN.

Meena has also asked the officials concerned to seal tubewells and lodge FIRs against any person carrying out constructions.

The DC also made it clear that action will be initiated against government officials if any under-construction building is found in the area.

“It will be your fault if any construction is taking place in your area,” said the DC, asking the police also to be more vigilant and active.