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SC stops construction in illegal Delhi colonies

SC stops construction in illegal Delhi colonies

SC stops construction in illegal Delhi colonies

A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to set up a Special Task Force for removing encroachments on public land and roads in Delhi. The Supreme Court on Tuesday halted all construction in 1,797 unauthorized colonies in the national capital. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the Centre to set up a Special Task Force for removing encroachments on public land and roads in Delhi.

The bench also refused to vacate its stay on proposed amendments to the city's master plan. The Development Authority had (DDA) appealed the court to vacate the stay. "On the one hand you have authorized colonies which follow rules and by-laws. On the other hand you have unauthorized colonies which are not following rules and by-laws... Unauthorized colonies can't be placed in a better position than authorized colonies. "We direct that construction should stop in unauthorized colonies till they follow by-laws," the bench said

The order came after taking into account the submissions of senior advocate Ranjit Kumar, who was assisting the court as amicus curiae, that by-laws do not apply to the illegal colonies and the construction was rampant there.