The Supreme Court-constituted monitoring committee on Monday decided to resume from Wednesday the drive to seal commercial establishments running illegally in residential areas.
City traders who had not filed in November their affidavits, committing stop the business from the present location, would be targeted first. According to the three-member committee, headed by retired bureaucrat KJ Rao, sealing will resume on 185 roads from Wednesday.
On January 29, Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy had said that there would be no sealing till February 7 - by when the central government is planning to bring in the new Master Plan for the capital.
The Supreme Court Friday had asked the central government to submit a copy of the new Master Plan and reserved its verdict on the sealing of unauthorised commercial establishments till February 20 even as the civic authorities said there would not be any sealing till that date.
The apex court refused to extend the January 31 deadline for filing affidavits by traders running illegal commercial establishments in residential areas.