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Corpn. to wait for Govt. direction on illegal buildings

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The Hindu       25.03.2014 

Corpn. to wait for Govt. direction on illegal buildings

The fate of a few educational institutions, shopping complexes and hospitals in Coimbatore hangs in balance as the Madras High Court quashed the State Government Order allowing regularisation of illegal constructions up to July 1, 2007.

According to sources, owners of a few educational institutions, hospitals and shopping complexes applied to the Corporation for regularising illegal constructions after the Government issued an order stating that buildings that were constructed prior to July 2007 and with less than 50 per cent violation could be regularised by paying a fee.

Using the opportunity, nine owners had applied for regularisation.

The sources said that they would wait for the Government to issue instructions – to maintain status quo or initiate action against the owners for not complying with the rules. If it was to maintain a status quo, the Government would in all probability could go in for appeal against the High Court verdict.

The sources, however, added that the Corporation would continue its action against owners of buildings who constructed the structures with violations after July 2007. Thus far, the civic body had acted on 44 instances – by placing the buildings under lock and seal and demolishing a few.

 

Corporation removes encroachment

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The Hindu             11.02.2014

Corporation removes encroachment

Encroachment removed

Corporation officials on Monday removed an encroachment on a corporation land on Mettupalayam Road, near Sanganur canal.

The officials said that part of a building under construction had encroached into the corporation land. It was found that the construction was without approval.

 

Encroachers Seek Time for Relocation

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The New Indian Express             10.01.2014

Encroachers Seek Time for Relocation

The plan of demolishing two commercial establishments including a gymnasium and a part of a marriage hall was dropped on Thursday, after the owners of buildings assured they would clear the encroachments by January 20.

Town planning officer M Kannan said the building owners were asked to remove the encroachments last week, but they had not complied.

On Thursday, the team visited the Thorapadi Jail Road area again to clear the encroachments hindering the proposed canal restoration work here. The canal, which was a branch of the Nicholson Canal passed from Otteri to Sadhupperi via Palavansathukuppam and Thorapadi. The restoration work between Otteri and Palavansathukuppam had already been carried out, Kannan said.

The power connection was already suspended and the eviction drive will be conducted on January 21, if the encroachments were not cleared by the owners.

 


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