MCD asked to give DDCA occupancy certificate of stadium

Delhi High Court asked the DDCA to pay Rs 1.2 crore in three instalments to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi which had declined to issue NOC AFP

New Delhi: Oct 4, 2011

The MCD has been asked by the Delhi High Court to give Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA) a provisional “occupancy certificate” for Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to enable the cricketing body hold India-England ODI there on October 17.

A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Veena Birbal also asked the DDCA to pay Rs 1.2 crore in three instalments to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi which has declined to issue ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC)’ to it for its alleged failure in paying property tax worth Rs 4.62 crore to the civic body.

The bench also directed the civic body to issue temporary certificate in five days so that the second India-England ODI on October 17 and also the India-West Indies test match from November 6 to 11 could be held at the stadium.

The bench made it clear that in case the DDCA failed to deposit Rs 50 lakh in the first instalment by October 17, the provisional occupancy certificate would be automatically cancelled.

The court, in its order, said the DDCA would pay the other two instalments of Rs 50 lakh and Rs 20 lakh by November 15.(PTI)