New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) A delegation of traders Tuesday presented a five-point charter of demands to Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy and urged him to allow commercial activities on all roads.
The four-member delegation led by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) met Reddy and appealed him to allow all commercial units established till Dec 31, 2005 operating in residential areas to continue.
'If present notification is accepted by the Supreme Court then only 50 percent of the traders will get benefit. We want all the traders to live happily and urged the minister to take into account this factor,' said Praveen Khandelwal, secretary general of CAIT.
Apart from regularisation of business establishments as on Dec 31, 2005, the other four demands are - no categorisation of trade in Delhi, immediate notification of roads identified in additional survey of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), regularisation of unauthorised colonies already mentioned by the Delhi Development Authority and rehabilitation package for traders who are likely to be displaced.
Earlier in the month, Delhi government after being empowered by the urban development ministry had notified 2,183 roads for partial to complete commercial activities in the not so rich colonies categorised as C, D, E, F and G.
While, the apex court had almost disagreed on the notification, on Monday it reserved its verdict and asked the government to explain how it was going to implement the notification.