Panaji: 26 june 2018: In the wake of DDA approving amendments in Master Plan, a delegation of prominent trade leaders of Delhi under the umbrella of the Confederation of All India India Traders (CAIT) today met Union Urban Development Minister Shri Hardeep Puri and complimented him for taking pro-active steps in bring much desired amendments which will be beneficial for about 5 lakh Traders in Delhi.

The CAIT urged Mr Puri to augment the process of notifying the amendments and as a result of which all those properties sealed but cover under the amendments should be de-sealed.

CAIT Secretary General Mr Praveen Khandelwal who led the delegation expressed all praise for Mr Puri and Delhi LG Mr Anil Baijal for doing their best in bringing relief to traders. It is for the first time that Government has strongly supported traders for protecting them against sealing & demolition. Although many other core issues pertaining to sealing are pending but it is hoped that with active consideration of the Govt, issues will be resolved.

While talking to the delegation, Mr Puri emphasised the need of an active role of trade association in making Delhi a better living city free from encroachment . Mr Puri sought voluntary coooeration & support of Trade Associations in cleaning operations of Delhi. However, he assured the delegation that Govt is alive to their problems and employment & earning of every person will be protected at all cost. He also said that no sealing will be conducted in Delhi without giving a proper notice. At all cost course of law will be followed. Suitable instructions have already given to MCD & other Agencies. Not even a single case of harassment or victimisation will be tolerated.

Mr. Khandelwal reminded Mr Puri that few burning issues  still needs attention of the Govt included removal of confusion in special area and as such till Re-Development Plan of special area is made, there should not be any penal action. The LSCs declared in 1998 should be charged the rate prevailing in 1998. The colonies like Greater Kailash, South Extension and Green Park which were developed by DLF should be enlisted in Rehabilitation Colony since all colonies developed by DLF have been categorised as Rehabilitation Colony. The usage of basement should be allowed on Mixed land and Pedestrian Street.


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