With a handful of single-screen cinemas left in Meerut, the sealing of Menka dealt another blow to movie enthusiasts.
Many single-screen cinemas were shut down.
For this, a proposal has to be submitted to the MDA, which is reviewed and then the permission is granted.
Meerut: In yet another blow to single-screen cinemas, which are already losing popularity, the Meerut Development Authority (MDA) on Thursday sealed Menka cinema hall for “illegally remodeling and renovating” without taking permission from the city’s development authority.“There is a separate government order for cinemas wherein they have to take special permission for remodeling and renovation of the theatre from the development authority.
The proposal to the MMC had demanded permission for demolition, and the one sent to MDA was for renovation much after the renovation had already taken place.
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