It is sad that one hand we witnessed the sealing drive as per the Supreme Court’s Monitoring Committee decision but on the other hand there has been rampant illegal construction across Delhi. I am not against sealing, but rules and human aspects cannot be ignored. A 35-year-old tailor from Bihar, reeling under financial crisis after his owner’s shop was shut down in the sealing drive, committed suicide in northwest Delhi’s Keshavpuram. Several instances have come forth where properties were sealed even after paying conversion charges to the MCD.
I led hundreds of traders in Sadar Bazar to voice their concerns on sealing. Later I also met Union Minister for Urban Development Hardip Puri and LG Anil Baijal to check if the sealing drive in Capital could be stopped for the time being. Thousands of businesses and families were on the brink of destruction due to sealing. Members of the Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee carrying out the sealing drives are not aware of ground realities and have overlooked people’s plight. Stakeholders involved with the sealing process needs to understand the resentment of the people and take immediate, corrective steps.
At the heart of the issue are multiple civic bodies and agencies, and the lack of coordination among them, which leads to a chaotic and confusing situation. We need to initiate a Mega Plan by the Centre that would help in all-round development of Delhi irrespective of roles of various civic agencies. Those responsible for allowing illegal use of space should equally be held responsible and strict action is needed against them whether they are officials or engineers.
Plus it is important to check roads based on commercial, residential or mixed land category and conversion rate must be decided accordingly. In the case of mixed land use, the construction of shopping centres must be given the same FAR as commercial areas.
Vision for Delhi
My visions for Delhi stems from these inspiring words of Swami Vivekanada. I sincerely believe that Delhi has enough number of brave, bold men and women who can make it not only one of the best cities.
My vision for Delhi is that it should be a city of opportunities where peopleRead More
Changes required in
Delhi Villages Delhi has 369 villages which, though called as Urban Villages but, continue to suffer from developmental inequalities. The basic infrastructure is in such a sorrow state that some villagesRead More
Education empowers our children, making them strong enough to look after themselves in any given situation. A large role in delivering the education is played by our educational institutionsRead More
Power is the basis of human lives and is used in almost everything we have. Hence it's vital in the interest of social development and welfare that power reaches to common citizensRead More
Water, though being one of the most precious resources on the earth, is availabile in limited amount. Hence it's necessary that due management of the water resources is taken for the existence of life.Read More
Healthcare The Delhi government being the major health service provider is responsible for the healthcare services in Delhi but due to lack of planning and vision of Delhi governmentRead More
Pollution According to a Greenpeace study, New Delhi is the most polluted capital city in the world. The PM 2.5 and PM 10 levels have crossed the emergency levels of 500ug/m3.Read More
One must appreciate how Vijay Goel is working so hard and looking out for all sports. One can feel the change. Best wishes!
Simply will appreciate Vijay Goel's working style, witnessed his personal attention to west Delhi - Paschim Vihar ppl even at late hours.
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Vijay Goel is a national leader with wider vision and worked on the ground in Delhi.
Vijay on Issues
Delhi Villages It's ironic that our national capital Delhi, which is often termed as a world-class metro, still has over 360 under-developed villages in it. These villages are detached from the city and seem unaware of the tremendous progress all around them.Read More
Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. Hence it's imperative in the interest of societal development that its children and youth are well educated. It's a shame that Delhi despite being the capital of India is not fully literate whereas a small state like Kerala has attained 100% literacy.Read More
Water is vital for the existence of life but we need to realize that like all the other resources it is not unlimited and, going by the experts' opinion, the next war could be fought because of it.Read More
Housing To own a home, irrespective of the size, is a dream cherished by many. I understand this sentiment and that is why I championed the cause to help protect the applicants who were promised homes and felt cheated by the Delhi government.Read More
Power is one of the basic amenities of life happens to be a matter of great concern for the citizens of Delhi. Faulty meters, power shortage and inflated power bills are the most common grievances faced by every other citizen.Read More
Youth Development Youth is the backbone of our country's progress and we all need to work towards their overall development. Apart from providing training & employment in traditional careers I have always encouraged active youth participation in politics.Read More
I believe the youth is the backbone of our country's progress and I have always worked towards their overall development.Read More
Chandni Chowk I have a keen interest in exploring and learning about culture, traditions and Heritage. Chandni Chowk, my former parliamentary constituency, is a perfect example of the multicultural and multi-religious India.Read More