Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation to collect data on high-rise buildings
The Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation is set for a detailed data collection exercise on high-rise buildings in the city that have more than four storeys.
The local body has in recent years been receiving several complaints regarding flats constructed in violation of the original building permit that it had granted. These complaints have mostly come from customers struggling to get TC numbers and other public utility connections due to the violations committed by the real estate companies.
The decision regarding data collection was taken at a steering committee meeting held earlier this week. According to officials here, the data will enable the Corporation to crack down more effectively on violations.
“We have been constantly receiving complaints from several customers who had bought individual units in various flats in the city. The real estate companies usually get building permit citing certain number of floors and a certain parking area, but later carry out the construction violating these conditions. In such cases, TC numbers cannot be provided. But, the issue here is that, it is the customers who suffer, rather than the real estate company, as they would have got all the money in advance,” Mayor V.K. Prashanth said.