Delhi sealing case: SC orders stay to Delhi Master Plan 2020

New Delhi: In a move to provide relief to the Traders association of Delhi the apex court on Tuesday ordered a stay on the proposed changes to the Delhi Master Plan 2020.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) governed by the Bhartiya Janata Party had proposed to increase the Floor Area Ration (FAR) for the commercial establishments to protect the traders from the on-going sealing drive in Delhi.

The sealing drive of the commercial establishments flouting provisions of the 2021 Master Plan began on January 7 in Khan Market on the orders of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee.

According to the master plan, traders using properties for mixed purposes, have to pay a one- time conversion charge at the rate notified by the Delhi Government.

Earlier, the monitoring committee directed the three civic bodies- South, East, and North

Delhi to identify such residential buildings where stilt parking is illegally being used for commercial activities.