Delhi government has taken it upon themselves to shut down unauthorised commercial establishments in the capital, and this time it’s hit South Delhi’s super popular market, Defence Colony! The municipal authorities have shut down over 50 shops and restaurants in Defence Colony Market and Chattarpur and GK, and South Ex could be next.
There’s a whole bunch of establishments in the city that are operating illegally from residential premises, and these are the ones the Municipal Corporation is targeting.
Originally, the market was earmarked as a shopping-cum-residential complex with the ground floors meant for commercial activities and first floor and above for residential purposes.
But in 2012 this market was converted into a local shopping centre for commercial purposes, leading to the building of shops and eateries on the first floors as well.
It is now that the authorities have finally realised the illegality of this. The restaurants and shops made on the 1st floor and above have been sealed.
And this is not the end of it. MCD sources state that the next drive for sealing shall take place on Tuesday, 26th December where they’ll be focussing on popular hubs like Greater Kailash, Hauz Khas, Green Park and South Ex!
Watch out Delhi!
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