Supreme Court Puts the Noose on Wedding Venues in Delhi for Violation of Civic Norms
by Shantanu Jain Industry Watch | September 24, 2018 | Feature
The experiential venues segment of the Indian events business suffered a massive setback last weekend as news of the Supreme Court appointing a fast track monitoring committee to action against violation of civic norms by farmhouses and motels which were rented out for weddings and parties was confirmed. It is now being reported that the SC appointed committee has directed the municipal corporations in Delhi to seal such premises after issuing them notices with a 48-hour deadline.
As reported by a leading daily, an official communication has been sent by the monitoring committee to the three municipal corporations and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) where the committee expressed its anguish at the large-scale violations in the farmhouses and motels as the owners of these venues have constructed humongous air-conditioned pandals, shamiyanas and sheds without permissions in place from the municipal corporation or the fire department.
It is speculated that the notice has been issued to over 4000 farmhouses and venues across the national capital that will be sealed if unable to respond to the notice in due time. Chhabra farm, Country inn Greens, Zorba on MG Road, ITC Fortune Hotel, Brij Greens by FNP, The Nikunj, Udman by Ferns N Petals, Mapple, The Umarao, Four Points by Sheraton, and Dee Marks Hotel and Resorts are believed to be some of the most prominent venues where the notice has been issued.
As reported by TOI, the south Delhi civic body last week has already sealed Tivoli Gardens in Chhattarpur for having an ‘additional built-up area’ which stand as a violation of the civic norms.
It is now being reported that the SC appointed committee has directed the municipal corporations in Delhi to seal such premises after issuing them notices with a 48-hour deadline.