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Centre says MPD 2021 will solve all Delhi woes

November 23, 2006 18:03 IST

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The Centre on Thursday insisted that Delhi's new Master Plan would address all town planning requirements of the capital and ruled out placing the anti-sealing law beyond judicial review in the wake of the Supreme Court's temporary relief to traders from MCD drive.

"We are consulting experts from different fields while we finalise the new Master Plan. It will be a comprehensive document that will aim at addressing a range of problems facing the people of Delhi, such as housing, transport, environment and so on and so forth," Union Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken told PTI.

He said there was no need at all to place Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) under Scheduled Nine of the Constitution in the light of today's relief to the traders by the Supreme Court.

"The Supreme Court has not struck down the September seven and Sept 15 notification (regarding mixed-land use). Now the MCD can request the Supreme Court to approve other roads also (for mixed-land use)," he remarked.

The new Master Plan, the minister said, is expected by the end of Januray 2007.

"What we want is that the MPD 2021 should not end up as an ad hoc measure. It should address all issues related to housing, hawkers, slums, traffic and road transport. We are trying to bring about a system in which small traders do not lose their livelihood and in which Delhi retains its beauty," Maken said.

He said the Centre is examining more than 15,000 suggestions and objections on its draft Master Plan 2021.

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