222 The New Delhi Municipal Council Act

Projections over streets may be permitted in certain cases

(1) The Chairperson may give a written permission, on such terms and on payment of such fee as he in each case thinks fit, to the owner or occupier of the building abutting on any street--

(i) to erect an arcade over such street or any portion thereof; or

(ii) to put up a verandah, balcony, arch, connecting passage, sun-shade, weather frame, canopy, owning or other such structure or thing projecting from any storey over or across any street or portion thereof:

Provided that no permission shall be given by the Chairperson for the erection of an arcade in any public street in which construction of an arcade has not been generally sanctioned by the Council.

(2) The Chairperson may at any time by notice require the owner or occupier of any building to remove a verandah, balcony, sun-shade, weather frame or the like put up in accordance with the provisions of any law and such owner or occupier shall be bound to take action accordingly but shall be entitled to compensation for the loss caused to him by such removal and the cost incurred thereon.

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