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Demolition Timeline

It starts after Delhi HC acts on applications filed by RWAs seeking help against unauthorised construction in their colonies.

india Updated: Sep 21, 2006 14:56 IST

Demolition Timeline

How It All Started

Various Residents Welfare Associations had approached Delhi High Court, alleging large-scale unauthorised construction in their colonies they said were a drain on existing civic resources.
HC clubbed all petitions and asked MCD to provide a list of all illegal properties booked for unauthorised construction since 2001 and ordered it to demolish all illegal structures.

Highlights of Demolition Drive

December 17, 2005: Drive starts with reports of violence from Kohat Enclave.

February 14: Tejendra Khanna committee constituted for mixed land-use and permissible unauthorised construction subject to payment of penalty.

May 19: RWAs move SC, challenging the Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill passed by Parliament.

August 1: Supreme Court is furious, asks why the Act should not be declared null and void.

September 20: The UD Ministry issues notification on amended building bylaws in an attempt to regularise existing unauthorised constructions and also liberalises norms for future constructions.

First Published: Sep 21, 2006 14:56 IST