The New Delhi Municipal Council has issued a show-cause discover to the Le Meridien Lodge for allegedly working eating places, lodging home and different licensable commerce actions in its premises regardless of the civic physique rejecting its utility for renewal of well being and commerce licenses in January this yr.
The NDMC has issued the show-cause discover to Tarun Thakral, government director of CJ Worldwide Motels Ltd, as to why eating places, lodging homes and different commerce actions on the resort shouldn’t be sealed and sought a reply inside seven days.
Within the discover dated March 1, the NDMC mentioned it had rejected the resort’s utility for renewal of well being and commerce licenses in January this yr. Nevertheless, the enterprise allegedly continued to function.
“You might be hereby directed to indicate trigger why the assorted eating places, lodging home and different licensable commerce actions within the premises of Le-Meridien Lodge the place licenses have expired shouldn’t be sealed/operations stopped as per the Part 333 of NDMC Act, 1994 inside 7 days, failing which the NDMC would take the requisite motion as prescribed within the NDMC Act with none additional intimation,” the discover learn.
The validity of the sooner licenses had expired on March 31, 2020, after which CJ Worldwide Restricted had reapplied by the net portals of NDMC and MHA, which was rejected in January this yr, the NDMC mentioned.
“The NDMC has rejected the appliance of CJ Worldwide Restricted (Le-Meridian) for renewal of their well being/commerce license vide letter dated 20/01/2021 on account of reality that there’s an unauthorized building within the constructing in addition to expiry of license deed.
“The well being license can’t be searched for the premise that itself is illegally constructed and accountable for demolition beneath the provisions of the NDMC Act,” the NDMC mentioned.
The civic physique in its letter in January had rejected the renewal utility citing an “unauthorized building” within the premises and had directed the resort to “shut the operation of all licensable commerce actions”.
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