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Jun 20, 2007 at 05:11pm IST

No sealing till further orders: SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that no sealing will take place on roads covered under the Master Plan of Delhi 2021 till further orders. The case will now be heard on April 10.

After hearing the Monitoring Committee's report on sealing, the Court also examined the recently notified Delhi Master Plan, which aims to provide relief to traders and chalks out the use of mixed land in the Capital.

The Master Plan suggests regularising schools, nursing homes and pathology labs in residential areas. It also aims at regularising 1,500 unathorised colonies of Delhi.

Over 2,000 roads have been notified for mixed land use but Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) in the Capital disapproved of the plan and filed a petition.

The Supreme Court had stayed the sealing operations in the Capital till February 12.

The Master Plan provides the guidelines for Delhi's growth and development over the next 15 years.

A Bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and S H Kapadia heard the petition filed by the RWAs challenging the validity of the new Master Plan.

Apart from areas like infrastructure, housing, transport, industries and environment, key areas that come under the Plan are water, power, drainage and solid waste management.

The notification also paves the way for developing the historical quarters in the Walled City.

The court, however, did not make its stand clear about the various concessions being given to the traders in the Master Plan.

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