New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) The Delhi government today said it will issue a notification on mixed-land use along 351 roads soon after the Supreme Court approves it, paving the way for legalising commercial establishments there.

The move intends to avoid the sealing drive against commercial establishments along these roads.

“We have submitted a notification copy in the Supreme Court seeking its approval. Once the Supreme Court allows it, Delhi government will issue the notification for these 351 roads,” Delhi’s Urban Development Minister Satyendra Jain told reporters here.

He said that the government has appointed two prominent lawyers to strongly present the case in the apex court, as demanded by both the BJP and the Congress.

The urban development minister said that the DDA should also appoint prominent lawyers such as Harish Salve on the sealing issue in the Supreme Court.

The sealing drive is being carried out by municipal corporations against commercial establishments, following the directions of the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee, for allegedly violating civic norms.

The AAP government has been maintaining that the sealing drive has not taken place on 351 roads so far. The BJP has accused the government of delaying the notification due to which traders may face problems.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.