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Restaurants, Pubs And Clubs In Residential Premises In Delhi May Soon Be Banned

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| February 27 , 2018 , 14:07 IST

Amid the ongoing sealing drive on the recommendations of monitoring committee mandated by the Supreme Court in Delhi, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) on Tuesday proposed that restaurants, clubs and pubs should not be allowed on residential premises.

To provide relief to traders from sealing, the Ministry has come out with changes in the Master Plan for Delhi 2021, based on the suggestions and public hearing of all stakeholders.

The Vision of the Master Plan 2021 is to make Delhi a global metropolis and a world-class city, where all the people would be engaged in productive work with a better quality of life, living in a sustainable environment.

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Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said in a statement that the proposals have been prepared based on the suggestions for changes in the Master Plan 2021.

Puri said the sealing against the unauthorized construction on mixed-use/commercial street and other establishments running in the residential areas was taken up in 2006 by the Monitoring Committee appointed by the Supreme Court.

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He said in September 2006, Government notified mixed-use regulation as part of a modification in Master Plan of Delhi 2021 and accordingly, 2,183 mixed-use streets and 355 commercial streets were notified.

The owners of such entities will be asked to look for other locations while all commercial set-ups in residential-cum-shopping streets will have to provide entry and exit on the main road beside ensuring there is no spillover of vehicles into residential areas.

The ministry hasn’t suggested a deadline for relocation of such establishments.