The government of Delhi and civic bodies on Friday received a notice by the Delhi High Court on a petition which sought directions to stop regularisation of the unauthorised colonies in delhi until a proper infrastructure is developed in such areas and the buildings satisfy the safety norms.
A bench comprising of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar asked for replies on the matter from the government, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Development Authority. It directed them to file their replies within 10 days. The court’s direction comes on a petition filed by advocate Arpit Bhargava who claimed that 1,700 illegal colonies in the national capital have come up with the alleged “active connivance” with officials of the local authorities and the Delhi government.
The plea sought that directions be passed to stop the illegal constructions adding that these have come up violation of the National Building Code 2005 for seismic zone IV, in which Delhi falls.