229 The New Delhi Municipal Council Act

Streets not to be opened or broken up and building materials not to be deposited thereon without permission

(1) No person other than the Chairperson or a municipal officer or other municipal employee shall, without the written permission of the Chairperson--

(a) open, break up, displace, take up or make any alteration in, or cause any injury to the soil or pavement or any wall, fence, post, chain or other materials or thing forming part of any street; or

(b) deposit any building materials in any street; or

(c) set up in any street any scaffold or any temporary erection for the purpose of any work whatever, or any posts, bars, rails, boards or other things by way of an enclosure, for the purpose of making mortar or depositing bricks, lime, rubbish or other materials.

(2) Any permission granted under clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (1) shall be terminable at the discretion of the Chairperson on his giving not less than twenty-four hours' notice of such termination to the person to whom such permission was granted.

(3) The Chairperson may, without notice, cause to be removed any of the things referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) which has been deposited or set up in any street without the permission specified in that sub-section or which having been deposited or set up with such permission has not been removed within the period specified in the notice issued under sub-section (2):

Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall apply to cases under clause (b) or clause (c) of sub-section (1) in which an application for permission has been made with such fee as may be prescribed by the Chairperson in this behalf but no reply has been sent to the applicant within seven days from the date of the application.

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