The only charm of driving to Delhi from Chandigarh is the sumptuous finger-licking delights in Murthal. The desi taste of hot paranthas topped with melting butter has made the food-lovers around Murthal (as far as 100 kms away) to make that sacrosanct visit or halt here. But, the road-side dhabhas in parantha heaven on National Highway 1, Murthal are facing the fears of closing down.
Reason: Flouting land use and regularization laws.
The Murthal village fall under the municipal limits of Sonipat. The Sonipat Municipal Corporation has served notices to all the 53 dhabas on both sides of NH 1 in the village.
These dhabas are among the 153 in Sonipat who have come under adminstration’s scanner. Notices have been served to them for land use anomalies. While those in Murthal will report to Sonipat Municipal Corporation, the rest are being examined by Haryana’s town and country planning department.
These dhabas had been given 60 days to provide documents and all the related information for verification. With 60-days deadline already passed, the MC is all set to act. And the action includes sealing of errant buildings or demolition of structures.