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This Petition will be Delivered to DDA on 09-06-2018 for Public Hearing

Dear Fellow Citizens,

We wish to inform you that the Proposed Amendments / Modifications in DDA’s Public Notice dated 26-05-2018 are the same as in their previous Public Notice of February 2018.

We expected that after Five Months of SC Hearings and umpteen oral and recorded Observations of the Hon’ble Judges, DDA will factor in the issues that have been flagged therein. They have not included in even those Points that they had promised in their Affidavit to the Hon’ble Court.

Dutifully DDA mentions the MC Mehta vs Union of India {WP(C) No.4677/1985} case, seemingly without reading the Judgment dated 16-02-2006. We reproduce a few extracts for you to decide whether DDA has understood a word of the stated purpose of the said Judgment.

“…….Keeping future needs in view, experts prepare Master Plans. Perusal of the Delhi Master Plan, 1962 and 2001 shows what were plan projections. At the time of planning, the experts in the field of town planning, take into account various aspects, such as, healthy living, environment, lung space need, land use intensity, areas where the residential houses to be built and where the commercial buildings to be located, need of household industries etc.

Provision for household industries in residential areas does not mean converting residential houses in the commercial shops. It only means permitting activities of household industry in a part of a residential property. It does not mean that residential properties can be used for commercial and trading activities and sale and purchase of goods. Master Plan contemplates shops in District Centres, Community Centres, Local Shopping Centres etc. and not in residential areas. Be that as it may, for the present, we are not considering the cases of small shops opened in residential houses for catering to day-to-day basic needs, but are considering large-scale conversion, in flagrant violation of laws, of residential premises for commercial use……”

“…..Now, we revert to the task of implementation. Despite its difficulty, this Court cannot remain a mute spectator when the violations also affect the environment and healthy living of law-abiders. The enormity of the problem which, to a great extent, is the doing of the authorities themselves, does not mean that a beginning should not be made to set things right. If the entire misuser cannot be stopped at one point of time because of its extensive nature, then it has to be stopped in a phased manner, beginning with major violators. There has to be a will to do it.

We have herein before noted in brief, the orders made in the last so many years but it seems, the same has had no effect on the authorities. The things cannot be permitted to go on in this manner forever. On one hand, various laws are enacted, master plans are prepared by expert planners, provision is made in the plans also to tackle the problem of existing unauthorised constructions and misusers and, on the other hand, such illegal activities go on unabated openly under the gaze of everyone, without having any respect and regard for law and other citizens…….”

MEANING MISUSE OF RESIDENTIAL SPACES will be phased out and prioritise as to which violations will be taken up first.



Guest Houses & Surrogate Business have long Hoodwinked the Master Plan. Likewise Professional Firms of LAWYERS/CA’s/ARCHITECTS/DOCTORS etc in the guise of SELF EMPLOYED PROFESSIONALS are the new threat to RESIDENTIAL PEACE.

The law was envisaged to allow Professionals to conduct vocation FROM THEIR RESIDENCE occupying no more than 30% space. There is no control over Timings or Parking Availability resulting in Neighbourhood Fights.

ONLY PROFESSIONALS IN SELF OCCUPIED & ACQUIRED PROPERTY should be allowed with the restriction of Closing Time as in the case of RULES OF ALLOTMENT OF CHAMBERS IN HC/SC from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and no more than 4-5 total employees/staff.

WE REQUEST CITIZENS TO SIGN UP IN LARGE NUMBERS to get our concerns addressed as we have little faith in DDA’s ability to protect the City or Resident’s Lives. In the previous haphazardly organised Public Hearing, DDA had invited all Stake Holders having divergent Objections and Interests together, thus creating acrimonious environment, not conducive to a fair hearing.

Many participants had to face threats of physical violence, therefore we request the following:-

1. DDA should invite RWAs, Traders, Village Stakeholders etc on SEPARATE DAYS. RWAs do not wish to appear in ‘Open to All’ Public Hearing.

2. DDA has asked for complete details of petitioners..... Privacy of individuals must be ensured......

Last time they had placed complete details with home address/mobile/email on website leading to THREATS and TROLLING.

3. DDA must place EIA Report, Area Density, Availability of Resources and Infrastructure necessary for Healthy Living as per laid out norms in Sec-11A(1) of DDA Act, 1957. What was the fate of Suggestions placed by RWAs in February ??? Which of them were agreed upon ???

4. DDA must prepare and place in Public Domain, AREA WISE IMPACT STUDY to educate the residents so that they can make an informed intervention/choice. Most of the residents don't understand the consequences of these amendments. The advertisement is also placed in a manner that it has not got the desired attention of public, it is like a regular tender notice of DDA.

5. Punitive Action should be taken against officials (Including Seniors) under whose watch the illegalities happened. Matter should be investigated on Basis of Ground Reality and not File Noting, as on paper all action is always recorded with Notices and Photographs.

Delhi has become a nonstop Urban Jungle in Seismic Zone IV with INTERMINGLING HABITAT & LIVELIHOOD and unplanned Rickety Structures. Everything that Ails Delhi Today is the result of flawed MPD-2021 ...... Smog, Crime, Parking, Traffic Jams, Untreated Sewage, Water Logging, Encroachments, Overloaded Hospitals & Public Transport, Lack of School & College Seats etc.

In conclusion we wish to state,

Commercial Activity of any kind in Residential Colony is a SECURITY NIGHTMARE, not to mention its impact on Environment. The Monitoring Committee in its wisdom has started sealing the Markets, IGNORING THE REAL MENACE, Commercial Establishments on City Streets.

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On behalf of ‘SAVE OUR CITY’ Campaign

Joint Signatories:

1.  Anil Sood, CHETNA (NGO)- Mobile No: 9971117801
2.  Chetan Sharma, CONRWA- Mobile No: 9811100543
3.  Pankaj Agarwal, Delhi RWA’s Joint Front- Mobile No: 9810401127
4.  Varinder Arora, Delhi Residents Forum- Mobile No: 9811153833
5.  Maj. Ranjit Singh, President Defence Colony, RWA- Mobile No: 9811777933

6.  Gen. Sidhu, Defence Colony, RWA- Mobile No: 9560002826
7.  Rejimon, Dwarka Forum- Mobile No: 9810315897
8.  B.S. Vohra, East Delhi RWAs Joint Front- Mobile No: 9212004471
9.  Sachin Sapra, Friends of Rajouri Garden Environment- Mobile No: 9810232077
10.  Rajiv Kakria, GK-1 RWA-Mobile No: 9810275168

11.  Anant Trivedi, Ishwar Nagar RWA- Mobile No: 9868502292
12.  Gulshan Rai, Janakpuri RWA- Mobile No: 9312276962
13.  Col. Shivraj, Poster Hatao, Munirka Vihar- Mobile No: 9810433842
14.  D.M. Narang, Rajinder Nagar RWA- Landline No: 01128741849
15. Saurabh Gandhi, Gen. Secy. United Residents of Delhi-URD- Mobile No: Mobile No: 7503141516

16.  Y.P. Chawla, RWA Paschim Vihar- Mobile No: 98107 08707
17.  Raja Puri, GK-I, RWA- Mobile No: 9999412244
18.  Neeraj Chopra, Malviya Nagar, RWA- Mobile No: 9891330404
19.  Ms. Lakshmi Singh, Activist, Amar Colony -Mobile No: 9654013250
20.  Avinash Gandhi, Ashok Vihar, RWA- Mobile No: Mobile No: 9873521572

21.  B.B. Tiwari, President, Himalayan Development Foundation, Mobile No: Mobile No: 9868174554
22. Dr. Dhaniram, G,S, Pkt.-6, Sector-23, Rohini, Mobile No: Mobile No: 9818968072
23.  DB Sood, Activist, Kailash Colony, RWA, Mobile No: 9891969924
24.  Ruchika Rai Madan, Educationist, Rajouri Garden, Mobile No: 9968254543
25.  K.C.Jain, Dr. Mukherjee Nagar Niwasi Manch RWA- Mobile No: 9810455646

26.  J.C.Gosain, Dr.Mukherjee Nagar Niwasi Manch RWA-Mobile No: 971149701
27.  Harsh Vardhan Chopra, Paschim Vihar – Mobile No: 9810632740
28.  Harvinder Singh Lajpat Nagar-3 Neighborhood Residents Association ( Read.) F- Block Community Center, Lajpat Nagar-3, New Delhi-110024.
29.  Sandiv Kalia, Mayur Vihar-1- Mobile No: 9818131661
30.  Vikas Kamal Sharma, Greater Kailash-1- Mobile No: 9811712961

31.  Anil Nayal, Dwarka Sector-7-Mobile No: 987301611031. 
32.  Harish, Pocket 4A Rohini Sector-23- Mobile No: 9810258003
33.  Gaurav Gambhir Adv, MLD Foundation, 40/2, East Kidwai Nagar New Delhi.  Mobile No: 9013351003
34.  Ajal Sharma  Secretary RWA Mobile No: 8800719595
35.  Chander Parkash  Advocate Vice President Mobile No: 9711598396 RWA K.B.C. Block Sawan Park Ashok Vihar Delhi-110052.

36.  Ompal Singh Ahlawat  RWA Chattarpur Extension New Delhi-110074. Mobile No: 9953770068
37.  Karan Aggarwal, D- Block East of Kailash, New Delhi. Mobile No: 9350006580
38.  Geeta Bhargava, Defence Colony Welfare Association-Mobile No: 9810442251
39.  Himanshu Mahajan, NBWA, N-Block, Greater Kailash-1- Mobile No: 9810878861
40.  Roop Sharma, Vasant Kunj- Mobile No: 8800699272

41.  Group Captain HS Bedi, Gen. Secretary, Defence Colony RWA41. 
42.  Anirudh Lal , Gulmohar Enclave, New Delhi 110049 Mobile 9810078906 RWA- GERA
43.  GR Chopra RWA Greater Kailash Enclave 1 Mobile No: 9810548235
44.  IM Singh Gr Kailash Enclave 1. New Delhi-110048 Mobile No: 9213278353
45.  Jastej Singh Kingsway Camp GTB Nagar Delhi-110009 Mobile No: 8076355401

46.  Cdr R K Katarya N Block Welfare Association Mobile No: 9910604620
47.  Anil Mehta Defence Colony Welfare Association New Delhi
Mobile No: 9811755351
48.   Manoj Agrawal RWA B 3 SAFDARJANG ENCLAVE, Mobile No: 9811505609
49.  SD Mitroo Org: Ekagra Community Awareness Trust (Regd)
C-95 Panchsheel Enclave New Delhi-110017 Mobile No: 9971144399
50.  Sudarshan Verma Secretary SAMPRITY Res Wel Ass B-251 CR Park New Delhi Mobile No: 9871155500

51.  Virender K Gupta President RWA Lajpat Nagar-4 (Amar Colony)  E-8 Amar Colony New Delhi-110024 Mobile No: 9810076095
52.  Adv Sumit Kumar & Adv Vinay Kumar   Kumar & Associates, Gr Kailash Enclave-1. New Delhi-110048 Mobile No: 9999952999
53. Kokila Rangachari, EC Member Defence Colony Welfare Association- Mobile 116 1 26
54. Namrita Diwan, Resident Defence Colony- Mobile 9810222168 55. Mrs Ajeet Caur - Padam Shree Asiad Village Ph No: 01126496070

56. Mrs Arpana Caur Padam Shree Asiad Village Ph No: 01126496070
57. Col G S Grover President SDA RWA Mobile No: 9811213474
58. Mrs Manju Vishnu Lal, 605 Asiad Village New Delh-110049
59. Mrs. Vandana Gupta, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060, Mobile No. 9810604123.
60. Kanwar Raj Gupta, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060, Mobile No. 9910604123

61.  Anant Gupta, Old Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060, Mobile No. 9650113424.
62.  PD Sharma. President GKRA GK1 New Delhi-110048. Mobile No: 9810046767
63. Sanchit Chhabra flat 229 SFS flats Mukherjee Nagar Delhi 9. Mobile no. 99109797079
64.  Mrs Jatinder Mehta. Defence Colony New Delhi. Mobile No: 9013072071
65.  CA Sanjay Sood, Secy, FORA ( Flat Owners & Residents Association), GK Enclave 1, New Delhi

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