Supreme Court nod to amend Delhi Master Plan


16/05/2018

The Indian Express

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The Supreme Court Tuesday allowed the Centre to amend the 2021 Master Plan of Delhi, modifying its March 6 order which had imposed a stay on the same. The Centre, meanwhile, told the court it had chalked out an "action plan to deal with illegal and unauthorised constructions under which the builder and architect, too, will held liable for violations". A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Navin Sinha asked the Centre to take a decision on the amendments to the Master Plan only after considering all objections to the proposed amendments. The bench directed the DDA to advertise in leading dailies on three consecutive days the action plan placed before it. Appearing for the DDA, Attorney General K K Venugopal placed the "action plan for monitoring all construction activities in Delhi and fixing of responsibility in case of violations of Master Plan, unified building by-laws and other illegal construction activities". Under this, a grid of officers from various zones will be drawn up, and held accountable for all future unauthorised constructions in violation of the rules.