People have become 'selfish' to earn profit: HC



Image result for People have become "selfish" to earn profit: HC

New Delhi, Sep 13: People, using residential properties for commercial purposes, have become "selfish" as they were earning profits without even thinking of the inconvenience they are causing to their neighbours, the Delhi High Court said today.



A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar made the observation while expressing concern over the large number of coaching institutes coming up in the residential areas of the city causing "parking woes" and other inconvenience to the local residents.



"It is a very impossible situation. The people living in the city have become selfish for earning profit out of their business. They don't even think about their neighbours," the bench said.



It said that it had made it clear that the law has to be strictly complied with.



"Merely because the master plan permits the private usage or commercial usage in a particular area, does not by any means permit the existing residential properties to be converted by such users.



"No waiver of the Building Bye Laws is allowed. There can be no exception to the mandatory requirements of the Building Bye Laws mandated under the Master Plan.



"Furthermore, while permitting conversion, the authorities are required to take all relevant factors into consideration including nuisance to the neighbours and cannot rest the permission on the sole ground that the Master Plan has permitted such usage," it said.



The court's observation came during the hearing of pleas by Delhi residents Sanjay Singhal and Kanchan Gupta, who have alleged that over 100 coaching centres were permitted to be run by the MCD in residential properties.



They have also said that these centres were allowed to come up without conforming to the requirements of the master plan for buildings where such user is permitted.



Contending that this was completely illegal and ought not to have been permitted, they alleged that it was resulting in overcrowding in the areas and causing "grave nuisance to the bonafide residents." 



"The main roads in front of the building being converted into parking space for the students and the employees of the coaching centres, creating bottleneck for the traffic apart from the nuisance due to noise and lack of water and electricity," the petitioners have claimed.



The court had earlier observed that the national capital "will breathe" easier if it stayed all such conversion of residential property for commercial use without adhering to the master plan requirements.



The court listed the matter for September 18, by when it has asked the coaching institutes to give details on various issues, including the students studying at their centres.

PTI

Don’t Miss

Rare pictures of Bebo and Lolo
Dalai Lama makes vital statement about India, China
Ex-Nepal PM's only son dies of cardiac arrest
Kovind, Modi pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on birth centenary
Leh freezes at minus 7.9 degrees Celsius
Miss World is Indian after 17 years..Know who is Manushi Chhillar
BIG setback for Hardik Patel, former aides join BJP before mega rally
Bhutia offers training to Lashkar-returned Kashmiri footballer
Shocking!Tapsee body shamed, abused for this PIC..actress hits back hard
Money hungry Trump decides to sell WEDDING CAKE!
Furious Deepika LAUGHS at Rajputs!
PM Modi's fan Rahul Roy does 'Aashiqui' with BJP
Live: India 172 allout at lunch after lower-order collapsed
Cement bag costs Rs 8000 at this border town in Arunachal
Earthquake ROCKS southern China
What, Heidi Klum sunbathes naked
Airtel has this amazing gift for you!
Another Earth found..Humans can live there
Jai Hind..Army snatches Kashmiri footballer from Lashkar terrorists
Bigg Boss 11: What Shilpa Shinde did with Luv and Aakash in dark room?
Amitabh Bachchan SHAMES son Abhishek!
Zabardast! Rs 1.3 crore GIFT for Taimur!
Congress mocks rating upgrade..Modi, Moody's in dream world
Bumper Govt jobs for 10th pass? Send CV now
German coalition talks collapse following FDP withdrawal
Now even CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi criticises Bhansali for Padmavati
Congress releases first list of 77 candidates for Gujarat polls
India condoles death of ex-Nepal PM's son
VITAL tips to avoid germs in public toilet
How parents' lifestyle can affect your health even in adulthood

Most Recent





Most Popular