125 illegal structures may be demolished; construction materials blocked
OT, May 21, 2012 11:22 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
Reports have surfaced that the local Jamia Nagar police station has received order for providing extra forces to the authorities for demolishing more than 125 illegal buildings across the locality. The demolition operation has been warded off with the police station raising its hands up, expressing its inability not to manage a huge force.
Though unable to implement the order temporarily, the police have stopped vehicles bringing construction material in the locality. The police have been posted at many entrances of the colony to make sure that nobody is allowed to transport construction materials, according to a local resident Rizvi Choudhary.
SHO Satvir Singh Dagar also participated in the one hour meet, claimed a report. It is understood that builders will try to get a stay order against the demolition.
Their fate will be decided on June 4 and till then the blockade will remain.
The development only means tough time ahead for builders, who for a few years had a field day since construction restrictions were removed from the locality.
Prices to go up
If things are not sorted out soon, old days are back when builders used to construct flats illegally by paying more to the authorities. Things had only changed when the local politicians had their way by getting the ban order lifted. (The Congress claims it got the ban order reversed whereas local MLA Asif Md Khan takes the credit). This led to construction of many flats in the locality with prices even coming down.
Clean the mess
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