Intensifying its drive against illegal commercial establishments, the MCD today sealed 38 shops in the national capital, taking to 170 the number of such units targeted in the last four days.

A liquor shop was also sealed in Patparganj in east Delhi for “misuse” of the premises, officials said.

A drive against misuse of properties is going on in Madhu Vihar in Patparganj for the last four days following a directive from the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee and a total of 170 units have been sealed so far.

The shops, which came into existence after February 2007, were targeted as the Master Plan for Delhi-2021 only allows establishments older than that in the area, they said.

“In a meeting with residents of Madhu Vihar last month, we had asked them to file undertakings for their establishments.

Those who are able to show proof that their establishments are older than February 8, 2007 are being spared,” an MCD official said.

In another drive against unauthorised construction in Patparganj, two properties were sealed, officials said adding, the action was taken with the help of police.

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