Demolition report submitted to Delhi court
As per the report, filed in HC registry, the local body has set up a 24-hour functional centralised complaint centre.india Updated: Aug 30, 2006 23:52 IST
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Wednesday filed a status report in the Delhi High Court on demolitions of unauthorised constructions in the capital as well as setting up of a new mechanism for speedier action against public land encroachers.
According to the report, filed in the high court registry, the local body has set up a 24-hour functional centralised complaint centre (telephone number 1266) at the Town Hall that will record all details of a complainant in the audio form.
The officers, taking care of the complaint centre, had also been invested with powers to order demolition of unauthorised structures after verification of the complaints, the report said, adding that it would save time.
The report also stated that the civic body would deploy 12 mobile inspection teams in its as many zones to verify complaints and, if needed, the mobile teams would recommend action to deputy commissioners.
A mobile inspection team would comprise a junior engineer and a clerk and it would move around in the zone in a van with communication facilities, the report said.
The report informed the court that modern equipment like hydraulic hammers would be used to carry out demolitions expeditiously.
The local body had also set up 12 task forces for each zone to ensure there was no delay in carrying out demolitions, the report said.
Meanwhile, MCD has directed all the 12 deputy commissioners to implement recommendations of the court-appointed monitoring committee for action against unauthorised constructions, the report stated.
To meet the staff shortage, the civic body would recruit junior engineers on contract basis.
MCD Commissioner AK Nigam would on Thursday appear before the division bench of the court and inform it about the plan the local body has chalked out to implement recommendations of the monitoring committee.