India, Jan. 11 -- The East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) sealed 14 factories running illegally from residential or non-conforming areas in Gandhi Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Jagatpuri and Farsh Bazar on Thursday. Officials said the factories were in a list of 51,873 units provided by the Delhi State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) to three municipal corporations in October.

"People were running chemical, metal work, plastic and laundry units from residential areas, which is illegal," said Deepak Shinde, deputy commissioner, Shahdara south zone.

"The sealing drive will continue till next week as we will close all 330 illegal units (which were there in the DSIIDC list) by January 20," said a senior EDMC officia...