Chandigarh admin compiling data of building violations in commercial areas
The UT administration has started compiling the data of building violations in the commercial areas of Chandigarh, acting on the directions of a committee constituted by UT administrator VP Singh Badnore for the redressal of traders’ issues.
A senior official of the UT estates office, who was given the responsibility of preparing a report on building violations in commercial areas of different sectors of Chandigarh, said till date they have found violations such as removing internal walls in SCOs, using basements for other activities instead of storage, and construction of upper floors on bay shops and booths.
The report will be submitted before the committee soon, he added. In the long list of demands of traders, they had asked for allowing certain activities in shops, which are not permissible as per the current rules and regulations.
The main demand of the Chandigarh Beopar Mandal (CBM) is to roll back the misuse charges, which were slapped on the violators.
The estates office had increased the penalties for violating building bylaws in 2007 from Rs 10 to Rs 500 per sq feet per month.