Thursday, January 5, 2012

MCD not empowered to rename Chandni Chowk: Delhi govt

As a controversy erupted over a demand to rename Chandni Chowk after Sachin Tendulkar, Delhi government has asked Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) not to go ahead with any such proposal saying it is not empowered to do so.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit intervened yesterday in the matter after reports that MCD may consider renaming the historic Chandni Chowk, built during Mughal emperor Shahjahan's reign.
The city government said a letter was sent to the MCD Commissioner stating that any attempt to rename Chandni Chowk will be a violation of the guidelines issued by union government and it was not empowered to do so.
Following demands for honouring the cricket mastero, a councillor Suman Kumar Gupta had said he will move a proposal in this regard in the MCD House meeting scheduled on January 11. However, later he said he will be moving a proposal to name one of the streets in Chandni Chowk after Tendulkar.

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