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After MG-1, another fashion hub sealed

MCD sealing squads on Monday targeted Amabawatta Complex ? the designer hub in Mehrauli village near Qutub Minar that houses, reports Vibha Sharma.

india Updated: Dec 19, 2006 02:24 IST

MCD sealing squads on Monday targeted Amabawatta Complex — the designer hub in Mehrauli village near Qutub Minar that houses the boutiques of some of the biggest names in the fashion industry.

The complex is home to designer labels like Ensemble, Good Earth, Ashley, Ritu Beri, Inka, Ferrique, Tanya Khanuja, Shuweta Kapoor among others. After the demolition of designer boutiques MG1 and MG2 on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road in February this year, the sealing of Ambawatta Complex has come as a big jolt to the city’s fashion fraternity.

“This is the only time of the year when people buy designer labels to wear at weddings. With the Christmas and New Year celebrations round the corner, we have a lot of work on our hands… this is the peak season. Even now, as the MCD officials were putting up the seals, our clients turned up to pick up their orders and we had to apologise to them," said Selja Tahiliani.

However, unlike the emotionally charged scenes witnessed when the MCD bulldozers had razed MG1 and MG2, the sealing of Amabawatta complex was a quite and peaceful affair. "Majority of the designers, who had been sounded about the sealing drive in advance, had removed their goods when MCD officials reached the spot. However, we have all the documents to support our case and would approach the authorities to get the building de-sealed," said owner Anil Ambwatta.

Email Vibha Sharma: vibha.sharma@hindustantimes.com