New Delhi: The Delhi Master Plan 2021, that was notified on Thursday, seems to have run into trouble with Capital’s Residents Welfare Associations.
Various RWAs on Friday approached the Supreme Court challenging the government notification for permitting commercial activities from residential areas in Delhi.
The Delhi Pradesh Citizen Council (DPCC) has petitioned the apex court alleging that the Master Plan has been introduced solely with the intention of upsetting the orders and directions of the Supreme Court which cannot be permitted.
According to DPCC, the Master Plan gives a “free hand to the traders and land mafia to hold the entire city to ransom.”
The notification, dated February 7, 2007, brought in by the government has also made a provision for the regularisation of over 1,400 illegal and unauthorised colonies spread all over the Capital besides permitting the construction of additional floor by raising the permissible height a building in the city from 11m to 15m.
The petitioner's counsel, Jasbir Singh Malik has also appealed that the Master Plan is a glaring example of vote bank politics as it is clear from the Master Plan that it has been prepared keeping in view the forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections in Delhi.
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