Delhi High Court allows de-sealing of third floor

March 25th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Delhi High court Tuesday asked civic authorities to de-seal third-floor properties in Karol Bagh area after the apex court last month gave its nod for constructing third floor in residential areas. A division bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Rekha Sharma asked the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) authorities to de-seal the third floor of four properties after the owners approached the court, stating that their floors were sealed during the drive against unauthorised constructions in Delhi.

“All the petitioners are directed to approach the MCD after completing all formalities within two days for getting their property de-sealed,” the bench ruled.

Last month, the apex court allowed construction of the third floor in residential colonies in the capital.

“Subject to fulfilment of requirements as laid down in the MPD (master plan document) relating to a building’s height and floor-area ratio (FAR), construction of third floor is permitted,” ordered the apex court bench presided over by Justice Arijit Pasayat.

The apex court, however, made it clear that the permission was subject to certain conditions like furnishing of an undertaking by the owners to abide by its final decision on the validity of the MPD 2021 - the MPD was earlier challenged in the court.

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