MCD allows trade on 2,000 Delhi roads
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MCD allows trade on 2,000 Delhi roads

MCD on Monday cleared a list of around 2,000 Delhi roads where commercial activities will be permitted.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2006 20:50 IST

Setting in motion the process for allowing commercial establishments to run in residential areas of the capital, the MCD on Monday cleared a list of around 2,000 roads where trading activities will be permitted.

The MCD's Standing Committee, at its meeting, approved the list of roads in the less posh E, F and G category colonies in all 12 civic zones which will be notified as either commercial or mixed-land use streets.

"The decision to clear 2,000 roads for commercial activities has been taken on the basis of a survey conducted by our officials. These roads will be notified by September 15," Standing Committee chairman JK Sharma announced after the meeting.

As many as 807 roads, including 125 which were earlier coming under mixed-land use, will be declared as commercial streets.

Similarly, 573 roads will be notified under mixed-land use, while peripheral street shops will be allowed on 599 other roads.

"There are many roads which have not been surveyed yet. We will survey these roads and notify them before September 16," he said.

Making a statement before the Standing Committee, MCD Commissioner AK Nigam said the civic body will finalise the list of roads to be notified in the posher C and D categories shortly.

First Published: Sep 11, 2006 20:50 IST