Centre may bring new Bill to halt MCD drive
The Centre may introduce a Bill in Parliament to provide relief from demolitions and sealings in the Capital.india Updated: Apr 25, 2006 15:33 IST
The Centre may introduce a Bill in Parliament to provide relief from demolitions and sealings in the Capital in case the Supreme Court turns down its plea to halt the MCD drives for six months, Union Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy indicated on Tuesday.
"We think that we will get ample time (from the Supreme Court) when the matter comes up for hearing on April 28. ... But I will not rule out the possibility of introducing a bill (in case the plea is refused)," he told reporters when asked whether there were any plans underway for such a move when Parliament reconvenes next month as suggested in news reports.
But the Union Minister did not elaborate on the time-frame for such a bill to become a law when pointed out of it being not listed so far on the agenda for the coming reconvened session.
He also refused further comments on the types of buildings that may win relief in the event of a new building law coming into force, saying the matter was sub judice.
"It won't be appropriate to comment since the matter is pending before the honourable Supreme Court," he said.