MCG on Thursday carried out a major demolition drive in the 900-metre restricted area around the IAF ammunition depot and in areas like Rajendra Park, Surat Nagar, and the Daultabad industrial area. Enforcement teams demolished unauthorised residential buildings and makeshift structures.
Officials said that five unauthorised under-construction residential buildings in the restricted area around the IAF ammunition depot, two unauthorised structures in Rajendra Park and one each in Surat Nagar and the Daultabad industrial area were demolished. The building plan approvals of these structures were not taken from the civic body, according to the officials.
“It is mandatory to take building plan approvals before carrying out any constriction in the MCG area. The entire process is online and residents can apply through their architects,” said SS Rohilla, MCG spokesperson.
“The construction projects, which don’t seek building plan approval, will be deemed unauthorised and demolished. The commissioner has constituted enforcement teams for each zone.”
For the 900-metre restricted area, the MCG officials of zone 2 were directed in November last year to visit the place twice a week to check unauthorised construction and submit a weekly report. The officials were also directed that demolitions should take place on the same day they get information about any unauthorised construction.
The civic body has divided the 900-metre restricted zone into three pockets to ensure that illegal structures in the area are identified and demolished. In order to ensure better enforcement, executive engineers monitor these divisions.