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
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.