<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Miffed with the wastage of tax payers money, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) for its failure to ensure that the traders from the walled city shift to the integrated freight complex (IFC) in Narela, even after plots have been allotted for the purpose.A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that shifting of the markets, including chemical traders, from central and Old Delhi would decongest the area.”Tax payers money is being wasted. Why are you (DDA and North MCD) not doing your job? It is mind-boggling to think that a project with such a huge money value is being permitted to slide, while the Supreme Court, National Green Tribunal and this court are struggling with pollution issues. It is only because the officials are not doing their duty,” it said.The bench expressed concerns on the continuance of the chemical traders here and said that it would have disastrous consequences.During the course of the hearing, the DDA pinned the blame on the NDMC stating that it was the latter’s responsibility to make sure that people are shifted to the land allotted to them.The court also suggested the cancellation of allotment to such persons who are not shifting to commercial complexes, thereby directing the DDA and the civic agency to carry a joint inspection of the walled city to identify the chemical traders who have not shifted to Narela.The court was hearing an NGO’s plea seeking shifting of the wholesale markets from the walled city to the IFC.The bench directed them to file a report and listed the matter for hearing on December 19.

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Delhi High Court pulls up DDA, NDMC over unused IFC