Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding regarding unauthorized constructions / encroachments in Delhi, 18/07/2018

  • 18/07/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 18/07/2018 regarding unauthorized constructions / encroachments in Delhi.

The Apex Court has been informed that the DDA has launched a mobile application on 9th July, 2018. It is stated that the purpose of this Mobile App is to receive complaints from the general public of unauthorized constructions / encroachments in Delhi. It is stated by the learned Attorney General that 431 complaints have been received so far and action has been taken in respect of 138 complaints which includes demolition, removal and sealing of unauthorized constructions / encroachments.

Supreme Court directs issuance of show cause notice to the alleged defaulter wherever there is any unauthorized or irregular construction and not more than 48 hours time be given to the defaulter to respond. Supreme Court also suggested that that it would be appropriate for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India to issue an advisory to other States, particularly, to the States of Maharashtra and Karnataka to take steps similar to the steps taken in Delhi so that the civic facilities are improved and inconvenience caused to the residents of these cities and other metropolitan cities is reduced.