Notice issued to MCD on community hall site

The Delhi High Court Wednesday sought a response from the Muncipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) after it failed to identify a site for the construction of a community hall in a posh south Delhi colony.

Issuing notices to Delhi’s civic agency and also the builder DLF Universal, a division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Reva Khetrapal sought their replies by May 11.

The court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by V.N. Channa, a retired defence personnel and a resident of Greater Kailash-I, who said the MCD had signed a memorandum of understanding with DLF in 1989 to build a community hall in the area.

He said that a 3,000 sq ft plot was earmarked for the hall and DLF was supposed to hand it over to the civic agency in 1989, but nothing has been done so far.

The petitioner also claimed that he obtained details of the case through an RTI application and approached the civic agency last year.

In September 2010, the chief town planner had passed an order in the case, but the MCD still failed to select a suitable spot.

The bench also sought an affidavit with details about the architectural design of the community hall within 15 days

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