Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The court-ordered sealing drive in the capital gained momentum on Wednesday with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi targeting 93 unauthorised commercial establishments on mixed land use category roads across seven municipal zones.

In a daylong action, 23 properties were targeted at Kanti Nagar Main and in E-block, Krishna Nagar in Shahdara (South), while 19 establishments on Main Road Sultanpuri at Najagarh were sealed for carrying out commercial activities on floors other than the ground floor.

The sealing action continued for the second day on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg in South Delhi with the municipal squads targeting 15 properties in Kailash Colony. At Rohini, 13 properties were sealed on three stretches of Internal Road in Sector-5, while in Civil Lines the drive was carried out in two localities.

Nine units on Lajpat Rai Marg in South Delhi were sealed on Tuesday in a sealing operation delayed by several hours owing to "non-availability of a police force." In all, 242 illegal properties have been sealed since the resumption of the drive on March 28, after a break of over two months.