The three municipal commissioners on Wednesday sought two more days to submit a survey report on the land use pattern of 351 roads in the Capital.
The three commissioners who appeared before the Delhi Assembly’s special committee on MCDs, were directed to come with survey report in its next meeting to be held on 5 February.
Talking to media after the meeting, AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, who is also the member of the panel, said that commissioners of East and South municipal corporations were not “confident” about the survey conducted in 2007 and before its submission, they wanted to authenticate it themselves.
“MCD commissioners have sought one-two days to submit the survey report. Once the survey report is submitted, there will also be pressure on Delhi government to submit the same in the Supreme Court so that these roads are notified,” Bharadwaj said.
Asked about the sealing drive on these 351 roads, the MCD commissioners said, “they did not know whether the drive was being carried out by civic bodies.”
A decision to notify the roads has been pending since 2007.
Leader of opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta had alleged that the AAP dispensation was not notifying the roads due to which traders on these stretches were facing the threat of sealing.
Bharadwaj said the commissioners told the panel that around Rs 3,000 crore had been collected as conversion charges.
“They diverted 80 to 85 per cent of the amount collected as conversion charges for some other works,” he said.
During the meeting, the civic bodies’ officials informed the Assembly committee that waiving conversion charges came under the ambit of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).