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Delhi Govt forms panel on Lal Dora areas

Both residents of villages in the national capital and MCD councillors are opposed to any move to implement building by-laws in the area.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2006 17:22 IST

The Delhi Government on Monday constituted a high-level committee to look into implementation of by-laws in Lal Dora areas of the Capital.

The committee wasbeing constituted to offer its suggestions to the civic body.

Both residents of villages in the national capital and MCD councillors are opposed to any move to implement building by-laws in the area.

It was decided in a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet to form a committee.

The panel comprises Urban Development Minister AK Walia, Development Minister Rajkumar Chauhan, Urban Development Secretary, Law Secretary and the Revenue Commissioner to study the notification of 1963 and MCD's resolution of 2005 relating to implementation of building by-laws in Lal Dora areas.

"The committee will study the resolutions passed by MCD in 1963 and 2005 relating to Lal Dora areas and suggest guidelines on the issue to MCD," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said after the meeting.

She said the Government will send its suggestions to the civic body by Friday this week.

The Delhi government has had to face severe criticism from both village leaders and MCD councillors following reports that it had sent a fresh notification to Lt Governor BL Joshi for withdrawing the 1963 notification that exempts Lal Dora area from building by-laws.

The MCD Commissioner had last year, following a Supreme Court directive, given the order that the 1963 notification be withdrawn as it was being misused.