Dear Gita Ji,
Thanks very much for sharing information with me. I am, however, recouping from a horrible attack of pneumonia.
Even otherwise, I have been unable tojoin you in your wide concerns for the rsidents' welfare, and your trenchant, but useful, exposure of the misdeeds of our official urban planners.
Surendra Mohan 

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 Gita Dewan Verma wrote :
>In rare-clarity snapshot of the deep-n-decentralised
>democracy that we have been driven to root for in
>bonhomie-of-bhagiddari, the dharna that Sewa Nagar RWA
>that has moved court against the Manushi-MCD
>bhagidaari model-market on its road was staging all
>this while in protest got evicted day-before
>Manushi-MCD seem to be making the most of court
>vacation, regardless also of MCD public notice of
>22/05 about making vending committees as per National
>Policy. (Incidentally, MCD letters etc of 2004 about
>this market-venture mention vending committee as if in
>place, even as RWA, councillor, etc, required on it as
>per policy, are in protest).
>Market-making has been continuing, with Manushi-MCD
>feeling free to read in the fact that the court did
>not grant stay permission to go ahead rather than feel
>compelled to read in the fact of the petition and
>intervention reason to stop and wait adjudication (and
>several authorities duty-bound-and-empowered to
>interfere feeling free to use the *sub-judice* garb to
>cover their reluctance to do so).
>Draft DMP2021, put to Public Notice on 08/04, vaguely
>allows hawker-markets such as being *piloted* by
>MCD-Manushi / MCD-Sewa while clearly abandoning DMP
>provisions for hawkers in markets to spare that space
>for malls etc (and, thereby, also abandoning the
>local-facility basis of hierarchical commercial use
>planning, to drive local-need shops, and ultimately
>all kinds of business, to *mixed land use* situations,
>provisions for which have been liberalised and about
>which MCD Commissioner has lately advised
>abstinence, obviously forgetting that Delhi
>Development Act obliges MCD, not DDA, to initiate
>penal action against misuse in areas in its
>Meanwhile, in its communication of 19/04 to GoI, NAC
>has recommended also MPLADS-reform to empower ULBs.
>(In the instant matter this translates to, say, Mr
>Rakesh Mehta, rather than Ms Soni or Mr Sibal, getting
>empowered to empower NGOs like Manushi or Sewa to do
>us favour of developing markets for vendors of their
>choice on our roads and parks with our money, to spare
>space meant for hawkers in our markets for malls and
>more of which of which we have no use, etc).
> >From hawker-policy making, through weird
>pilot-projects in its name to NAC and Informal Sector
>Commission (all in course of DMP revision *guided* by
>all this) the score for the concert starring
>word-class hawker-markets and world-class malls and
>exciting mixed-land-use has been written, on
>hawker-pitch, by the same Civil-Society prima donnas.
>Shall we call them now the mall-molls hawking-hawkers?
>And, after eviction of RWA dharna against
>first-landing of these shenanigans (un-protested by
>either right-to-protest defenders or
>bhagidaari-with-RWAs subscribers, amidst
>Public-Notice-objections advocacy by the very
>Civil-Society enterprises that dunnit, and after
>declaration by notifications (to favour admittedly
>illegal IT Park on riverbed and admittedly unviable
>industrial redevelopment) contempt of objections as
>well as suggestions by others), who still wants to
>protest DMP2021 content?
>Like Americans say, wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee!
>(Then say AUGH and go back to sleep, else think
>out-of-the-box. I have I think, besides insomnia, good
>o-o-t-b thunk: suggestions for text to add, eg
>descriptions/ontology of those listed as authors, for
>historical accuracy about DMP2021 making / DMP2001
>unmaking in bonhomie-of-bhagidaari that calls itself
>deep-n-decentralised democracy. Howzzat?)
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