Published On : Tue, Dec 17th, 2013

VTA express gratitude to State Govt for deletion of ‘No Shopping’ Regulation

Nagpur News: Vidarbha Taxpayers Association (VTA) through its secretary Tejinder Singh Renu had filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in judicature of Bombay High Court Nagpur Bench bearing No.63/2013 with an appeal for direction to State Government to take appropriate decision in regards to pending proposal dated 31.5.2008 sent by NMC under section 37 of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966 for deletion of Regulation 13.6.2 from Development Control Regulations 2000 (DCR).

On 17.07.2013, Justice B. P. Dharmadhikari and Justice A. S. Chandurkar issued Notice to Respondents (1) State of Maharashtra, Urban Development Department (UDD) through its Commissioner and (3) Nagpur Improvement Trust through its Chairman returnable on 21.08.2013.

Team VTA rejoice

However on 12.12.2013, Government Pleader N. W. Sambre filed pursis on record along with copy of Maharashtra Government Gazette Notification bearing No. TPS-2412-C.O.N.-7-CR-18-2013-UD-9, dated 19.10.2013, whereby Regulation 13.6.2 and its Table No.6 are deleted from DCR. Accordingly Justice B. P. Dharmadhikari and Justice A. S. Chandurkar disposed of the petition as the said GR redresses the grievances of the petitioner. Advocate Harnish Gadhia represented VTA and Advocate S. M. Puranik appeared for NMC.

VTA president J. P. Sharma and Secretary Tejinder Singh Renu expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for granting justice to long pending demand of Nagpur city and thus bring Nagpur at par with other cities of the State. They specifically articulated thanks to Dr. Nitin Raut, Minister for Employment Guarantee and Minister of State for Finance Rajendra Mulak for taking keen interest in the issue and continued follow up.