HC asks DDA to explain ''P'' in layout plan
New Delhi | Wednesday, Mar 4 2009 IST
The Delhi High Court today asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to explain the meaning of 'P' mentioned in their layout plan of Loha Mandi, Naraina.
''Is it 'a Park ' or is it a 'Parking area' a bench headed by Chief Justice asked the DDA.
Acting on a petition filed by All India Crime Prevention Society which demanded to restore a park situated in the vicinity of Loha Mandi, Naraina to its original shape, the Court pulled up the DDA and other authorities for giving ambiguous statements in connection with the piece of land which was now being used to make commercial buildings.
The Court directed the DDA to file its stand by March 11.
The petitioner had alleged that the land in question was originally alloted for a park in the layout plan in 1992. But later the park was being used for parking by marking a ''P'' in the layout plan and now the DDA had transferred it to MCD for its use by traders for industrial purpose.
The petitioner alleged that DDA has changed the land used without due process of law, master plan and zonal plan. The DDA, for extraneous reasons, was indulging in corrupt practices and violating the law and misrepresented the park as parking area, the Chief Justice added.
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