Residents to move court on Savitri nod

The controversy over the Savitri Cinema in South Delhi took a new turn with residents of the area announcing that they would approach the court again as none of the promises made to them had been kept.

Written by Ananya Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Published: April 5, 2012 1:51 am

The controversy over the Savitri Cinema in South Delhi took a new turn with residents of the area announcing that they would approach the court again as none of the promises made to them had been kept.

The residents are upset over a police no-objection certificate to the Savitri cineplex.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Satyendra Garg said the agencies concerned looked at the case and decided that all the requirements for the certificate have been fulfilled.

“An assessment of the project was made,after which the governing body approved of it and the NOC was given,” Garg said.

Earlier,the Delhi Traffic Police refused to give an NOC to Savitri Cinema taking in view the tussle over ownership of parking area in the complex. Since the issue has been resolved,the project was given a green signal,police said.

The residents,however,claimed that the authorities violated the law by giving an NOC to the project and that they will now move the High Court.

Chetan Sharma,chairman of the RWA,said the project has violated the Master Plan 2020,according to which,any cineplex should have ECS (equivalent car space) for at least 100 cars. The Savitri project,he said,did not meet the requirement.

“The governing body has misrepresented facts. The cineplex does not have car space for the general public. The space for 80 cars and 75 two-wheelers within the complex has already been sold to the flat-owners and shopkeepers,” Sharma said.

He added that as per fire safety guidelines,the complex does not have enough peripheral space for movement during emergency situations.

“The minimum peripheral space required for such places is seven metres,but Savitri has space only in the front. Peripheral movement is not at all possible. How can an NOC be given to such a project? If there is an emergency situation,the fire tenders won’t be able to move around and it will be difficult for people to exit. It is like another Uphaar in the making,” Sharma said.

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