Ludhiana: Five unauthorized marriage palaces were sealed by the officers of Municipal Corporation here on Friday. Team led by Assistant Town planner Vijay Kumar sealed marriage palaces including Perfect palace on GT Road, Platinum Palace on Lodhi Club Road, Shakti palace near Model Town and Preet Palace on Phambran Road.
However MC has sealed the marriage palaces which are not having approval certificate and flouting the building bylaws claimed by the officials.
Many of the marriage palaces have also fixed the dates of marriages in coming days as High Court has given directions to seal unauthorized palaces. Some political leaders interfered to put pressure on the MC team but the officials continued their job, they added.
The MC officials claimed that the notices were already served to the marriage palaces and the property owners failed to show relevant documents regarding construction.
However MC has also served multiple notices to the violators in this regard while issuing them notices and asking to regular and clear their maps and construction related documents.
A person had filed a contempt petition against the unauthorized marriage palaces in high court in 2016. The next hearing in this case is scheduled on March 28.
Of the 30 marriage palaces, four marriage palaces are located in Zone A, 10 are in Zone B, five palaces are in Zone C and 11 marriage palaces are situated in Zone D. A total of nine marriage palaces have been sealed till date.
Senior Town Planner, Kamaljeet Kaur informed that the five marriage palaces were sealed today. She said the MC will present a report in the Punjab & Haryana High Court about action taken on unauthorised marriage palaces.
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