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Save traders from sealing drive: Jain asks Mayors

NEW DELHI: Delhi Urban Development minister Satyendar Jain has urged Mayors of the three municipal corporations (MCD) of Delhi to save traders from the ongoing sealing drive, by making a 'detailed submission' within 10 days on shifting 351 roads under the commercial and mixed-use category.
The Delhi government will then submit this report to Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court, which will take a call on notifying the roads.
If the roads are to be notified as the commercial or mixed-use category, the traders on these roads can continue with their businesses, Jain said, adding that the issue of changing the status of these 351 roads has been pending for 11 years due to laxity of the Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled MCDs.
The minister said that the report, to be submitted by the corporations, will contain details of whether they have conducted a survey of these roads, in compliance with the Master Plan for Delhi 2021, and whether conditions are met for these roads to be notified as the commercial or mixed-use category.
On Thursday, in separate letters to the three Mayors, Jain said officials of the Urban Development Department had met Commissioners of the three civic bodies in this regard and sent five letters. However, there was no reply.
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