The Supreme Court on Monday took the Centre and Delhi government to task for issuing notifications allowing commercial activities in residential areas of the capital, saying it was causing utter confusion and chaos for the citizens.
A bench headed by Chief Justice YK Sabharwal was particularly anguished over the Delhi government's September 15 notification permitting trading activities on 2,204 roads.
The bench said it was evident that the intention was to override the August 20 order of the court as it was very clear that the sealing would continue from September 16 but the government came out with a notification a day before it.
The court fixed September 25 to hear the matter relating to the sealing drive.
Though the matter was not listed for hearing on Monday, an application was mentioned by senior Advocate Mukul Rastogi, who appeared for some traders whose establishments were sealed in the ongoing MCD drive against illegal commercial activities in residential areas.