Delhi Master Plan: Supreme Court rejects Centre’s plea seeking modification of order

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Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, May 24: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed Centre’s plea seeking modification of its order in which the DDA was directed to invite suggestions from the public on amending the Master Plan of Delhi-2021.

A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Navin Sinha said: “We have not acceded to the request (of Centre and DDA) seeking modification of our order”.

On May 15, the apex court had accepted DDA’s action plan in which it had enlisted several steps including the launch of an interactive website and a mobile phone application to enable the public register their objections regarding illegal constructions and given the authority 15 days time to make it operational.

Other proposed changes in the Master Plan are — increase in the floor area ratio (FAR) of commercial establishments; permission to run businesses in the basement; and decrease in conversion charges.

The top court had on March 6 stayed any “further progress” in amending the Delhi Master Plan 2021 to protect unauthorised construction from the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital.


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