Staff Reporter

The zone-wise list mentions only addresses of properties

The civic body will also tell the power distribution companies and the Jal Board to withdraw power and water connections to these propertiesMCD fails to serve notices to prominent politicians

NEW DELHI: In deference to the recent Delhi High Court directive, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi on Wednesday posted the list of 18,000-odd unauthorised and illegal constructions booked between 2001 and 2005 on its website. The civic body will also be writing to the power distribution companies and the Delhi Jal Board to withdraw power and water connections to these properties as directed by the court.

The MCD will also intimate the registrar of assurances and the sub-registrars of all districts to place the list in the files of properties in question so that intending buyers or users or occupiers know their status.

The zone-wise list of unauthorised constructions mentions only addresses of booked properties, the nature of unauthorised constructions but not the names of its owners.

The list containing properties booked between January 1, 2001, and July 31, 2005, is available on the civic body's official website -- www.mcdonline.gov.in.

The court had asked the civic body to make the list public so that those planning to buy houses or shops can check the status of the properties besides giving an opportunity to guilty property owners to remove illegal constructions on their own.

The issue of posting the list on the website had led to serious differences between the Congress leader in the Delhi Government and the MCD. While Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had demanded that the list be made public so that the entire demolition drive could be carried out in a transparent manner, the MCD leaders including Mayor Satbir Singh and Standing Committee Chairman Mukesh Goel opposed the move stating that it would create chaos and confusion in the Capital.

Meanwhile, the MCD even on Wednesday failed to serve notices to prominent politicians whose names have figured in the media for having done unauthorised constructions. The Delhi High Court has also taken a serious note of it and asked the civic body to submit its "action taken report" on the same on January 31.

Sources said senior MCD officials are in a fix over serving notices to these prominent politicians, including Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit and Delhi Congress chief Ram Babu Sharma as they are caught between the two warring factions. The officials were likely to act on it only a couple of day's before the court's hearing on January 31.

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