Sealing Drive

  • No sealing in Delhi till March 2012: SC January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended till March its order staying the sealing of unauthorised commercial units operating in residential localities in the national capital and asked the authorities to ensure that no fresh encroachments or regularisations were permitted during the period. A bench of justices G S Singhvi...
  • MCD officials seal elderly couple inside house May 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Sudhusudan and Santosh Wadhwa were locked up by the MCD inside their Tilak Nagar house in West Delhi on Tuesday. The Wadhwas were taking their afternoon nap when MCD officials locked them up and sealed their house from the outside. The couple were stranded inside for over six...
  • Big relief for Delhiites, SC okays desealing February 13, 2008

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Delihi traders and residents, the Supreme Court on Wednesday permitted desealing of commercial establishments and shops as per the January 30, 2008 notification of the Central Government. The court, however, put a rider that individuals whose shops will be desealed will have to file...
  • Delhi's dates with demolition | De-sealed | Your Say February 2, 2008

    New Delhi: The sealing drive in Delhi has seen several violent protests, and has been stuck in the pull and push between the government and the Court. It all began in 1996, when the Supreme Court ordered closure of small industries in Delhi's residential areas by December 31, 1999. By...
  • Truth is our defence: Mid-Day Editor September 21, 2007

    Resident Editor of Mid-Day, Vitusha Oberoi, spoke with CNN-IBN from outside the Dlehi High Court on the line of defence that was taken in the court. CNN-IBN: What was the lawyer’s stand in the court? Oberoi: The lawyer did not take any different stand than what we did in the last hearing....
  • Ex-CJI accused of twisting laws to benefit builders September 21, 2007

    New Delhi: In 2006, Delhi's sealing drive dominated the streets. And the man at the centre of all this was the Chief justice of India YK Sabharwal. He retired seven-months back but now is being accused of malpractices during the sealing campaign. The Committee for Judicial accountability led by lawyers...
  • Centre puts Delhi sealing on hold June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court, a few weeks ago, had ordered that the city be cleared of unhygienic food and food vendors. The decision of the SC prompted the Centre to come up with an ordinance giving relief not just to street food vendors but also slums, jhuggis, schools, farmhouses...
  • Ordinance to put sealing on hold in Delhi June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance, halting demolition of illegal constructions in Delhi for a year. Relief will be provided to slums, hawkers, vendors, farmhouses, schools, religious institutions, dispensaries and cultural institutions. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2007 will grant temporary relief from...
  • MCD continues sealing drive June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The Congress may have blamed the sealing drive for its political misfortune in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, but there's no stopping the MCD hammer. The MCD continued with sealing drive against unauthorised commercial establishments operating out of residential premises on Tuesday. The civic authority took...
  • Continue sealing drive uninterrupted: SC April 11, 2007

    New Delhi: Expressing anguish over the contradictory stand taken by Delhi Police and MCD over the sealing drive in the capital, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the authorities to go ahead with the action against unauthorised commercial establishments without any further hindrance. The apex court had summoned Delhi Police Commissioner...
  • ‘Sealing led to MCD poll debacle’ April 7, 2007

    New Delhi: Admitting defeat in the crucial elections to the MCD, DPCC President Rambabu Sharma on Saturday blamed the court-ordered sealing drive in the Capital for the party's poll debacle. "For the last one year, the people of Delhi have had to deal with the sealing drive. To add to it,...
  • MCD sealing drive to resume today June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: MCD sealing units are set to hit the roads of the capital on Wednesday to target the unauthorised commercial units as per the apex court order. The Supreme Court last week asked the civic body to restart the sealing drive. The MCD has already written to Delhi Police asking...
  • Sealing must continue in Delhi: SC June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The spectre of sealing loomed large over certain areas of Delhi on Friday after the Supreme Court ruled that the MCD sealing drive will continue on unnotified roads. In an order that could mean a body blow to thousands of traders, the court said its direction for sealing the...
  • SC stays order for forced sealing June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: In a big relief to thousands of traders, the Supreme Court on Monday indefinitely stayed its order for forced closure of commercial establishments in residential premises, saying the legality of the new master plan for the capital has to be examined first. A three-judge bench of Justice Arijit Pasayat,...
  • No sealing till further orders: SC June 20, 2007

    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...
  • Masterplan 2021 has RWAs unhappy June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Most traders in the Capital are happy with the Delhi Masterplan 2021. But Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) of the city believe that the Masterplan completely disregards development and safety of residential colonies. When the Supreme Court began its sealing drive last year to stop commercial establishments from mushrooming...
  • Delhi Master Plan runs into trouble June 20, 2007

    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...
  • Delhi Master Plan 2021 takes off June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Delhi's master plan 2021 is finally out. Centre has notified Delhi master plan 2021, paving the way for providing relief to thousands of traders in the national Capital from sealing. The new plan gives relief to 95 per cent of the commercial establishments facing sealing in Delhi. The plan...
  • SC stays sealing, relief to traders June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday granted a temporary relief to traders by staying the sealing operations of commercial establishments in the capital till February 12. The relief came a week after the deadline for filing of affidavits ended on January 31. A Bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat granted the...
  • No sealing in Delhi till Monday June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed till February 12 the sealing of commercial premises operating from residential areas in New Delhi in view of the notification of the Delhi Master Plan 2021 by the Centre on Wednesday night. A bench comprising Justice Arijit Pasayat and Justice S H Kapadia...
  • MCD sensors to track illegal rickshaws June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Last year, the Delhi High Court had banned the plying of rickshaws in the Chandni Chowk area near the Red Fort. The HC had asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to decongest the area. The HC had also asked for a plan on the scientific management...
  • Reddy says no sealing from Wed June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Government and the Supreme Court Monitoring Committee are making contradictory noises and the municipal corporation is still undecided whether they will start sealing from Wedneday. "We do not have any information because there is no area left where sealing is likely to take place. There will not...
  • MPD 2021 signed, no sealings now June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Tuesday signed the Master Plan for Delhi 2021 and said there will be no sealing of shops in Delhi. The Master Plan - that seeks to address Capital's civic problems like unauthorised colonies and constructions - will be notified within...
  • Delhi sealing drive set to resume June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Monday decided to resume sealing of commercial establishments, which are operating illegally from residential areas in the national capital, with effect from Wednesday. Traders who didn't file their affidavits in November will be the first to face sealing action in the drive, the...
  • 39 units sealed in MCD sealing drive June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) sealed 39 illegal commercial establishments in the Capital, continuing with its sealing drive. Out of the establishments sealed, 21 units were sealed at Ghevra-Bawana road under the Najafgarh area. In the Shahdara area, 13 units were sealed on the road from Geetanjali apartments to...
  • SC to hear Delhi sealings on Thursday November 21, 2006

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned for two days the hearing on the Centre's application seeking relief for traders in the Capital who had given an undertaking that they would voluntarily shut down their commercial establishments in residential areas. A three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice YK Sabharwal and Justices...
  • UPA seeks to trap BJP on sealing November 8, 2006

    New Delhi: "United we shall win." This is the favourite line of the UPA Government now. Having failed to stop the sealing drive in the Capital, the Urban Development Ministry and the UPA Government have given up. Left with no options, the Government now plans to convene an all-party meeting...
  • MCD demolition: All eyes now on SC November 3, 2006

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) will hear on Monday another application filed by the MCD seeking deferment of the resumption of sealing of over 40,000 shops in the Capital whose owners have filed affidavits giving an undertaking to the court that they would stop the misuse by June 30. ...
  • Day 3: Delhi traders go on rampage November 1, 2006

    New Delhi: Parts of the Capital were thrown into total chaos on third day of traders' bandh against MCD sealing when police lathicharged traders in an effort to clear a major roadblock in East Delhi. Traders, threatening an indefinite stir, took to the streets in large numbers, blocking important intersections and...
  • Day 2: Traders to intensify stir October 31, 2006

    New Delhi: The traders' strike in Delhi entered its second day on Tuesday. Chemists opened their shops on Tuesday and schools, too, reopened, but the traders planed to continue their agitation. Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary General of the Confederation of All India Traders, said, "As per our plan, the bandh will be...