MCD starts desealing in Capital
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Wednesday started desealing properties in the national capital in accordance with the notification issued by the Union Urban Development Ministry.
MCD officials desealed a property in Rwal village in Saidulajab, which comes in the south zone and falls under the category of rural areas (village Abadi).
Desealing would be undertaken for properties under various categories not covered by the Master Plan 2021, including slum clusters, unauthorised colonies, village areas, schools, dispensaries, religious and cultural institutions, warehouses, godowns for agricultural commodities and existing farmhouses, MCD Commissioner A K Nigam told the House today.
Officials said about 3,000 properties could be eligible for desealing under these categories.
The Commissioner said the owners who feel their properties fall under the categories can apply for desealing, after which the MCD will act accordingly.
After the formal notification by the Centre on January 30, the way is clear for the MCD to begin desealing properties in unauthorised colonies, villages and their extensions which were sealed before September 15, last year, the civic body said.
MCD yesterday informed the Supreme Court that they are going ahead with desealing activities pursuant to the Urban Development Ministry notification.
The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority Wednesday evening held a meeting ahead of the flyover work at Savitribai Phule University chowk planned from August 17. The traffic police demanded that necessary changes be made to the traffic before starting the flyover work at the busy chowk. The PMRDA had demolished the flyover at the university chowk two years ago and now, the new flyover is coming up with the metro.
The India Meteorological Department has forecasted light rainfall in parts of Maharashtra, including Pune, till August 15. The weather department has released no warnings for Pune city and ghat regions from August 12 onwards. For August 12, IMD has forecasted light to moderate rainfall for Pune city and isolated heavy rainfall for ghat regions. From August 13 to August 15, light rains are very likely for Pune city.
With the city receiving continuous rain for the last two days, the water level in all four dams – Khadakwasla, Panshet, Temghar and Warasgaon has gone up. As a result, the state irrigation department has released water from Khadakwasala and Panshet dams as both have been filled to 100% capacity. Water from both dams was released at noon on Thursday. The irrigation department has advised citizens to stay away from the river bed.
Manoj Kumar, the constable from Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, whose ordeal about poor quality of food being served at the police mess was being shared by widely, later spoke about how efforts were now being made to declare Kumar mentally unstable by taking him to a hospital in Agra. He said he was ready to shell out more from his pocket as part of the charges for good quality food.
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation veterinary department capturing and relocating six sterilised stray dogs from Seawoods Estates Limited has come under the scanner of animal lovers including the trustee of People for Animals (POA), Ambika Shukla. Individual complaints, too, have been raised by feeders with the Animal Welfare Board of India. Likewise, an affidavit is also to be filed with the Supreme Court. Municipal commissioner, Abhijit Bangar, has sought a reply from the officer.