Delhi has become a dangerous city to live in because of rampant unauthorised construction, the high court here said on Friday and felt the need to unify the three municipal bodies as the
Pulling up the three municipal corporations of Delhi, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the court was flooded with PILs against illegal and unauthorised constructions which showed no regulation was being followed by the civic bodies.
The court also said that "under the shield" of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, amended from time to time, "completely illegal and rampant unauthorised constructions were going on".
The Act, which was last amended by the Lok Sabha in December 2014, protected from punitive action all unauthorised constructions up to June 1, 2014.
Prior to the amendment, unauthorised constructions only up to February 8, 2007 were protected.
It observed that the MCD
Advocate Kushal Kumar, appearing for
The bench, however, said that just because the application was made online, the corporation's responsibility to carry out an inspection "does not get obviated".