MC demolishes illegal portions of 2 buildings in Amritsar

MC demolishes illegal portions of 2 buildings in Amritsar

MC employees demolish an illegal building at the Green Avenue in Amritsar on Friday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, July 10

The Municipal Town Planning wing of the Municipal Corporation (MC) on Friday demolished illegal portions of two buildings — at Green Avenue and near the Golden Temple — here.

Teams, led by Municipal Town Planner (MTP) Narinder Sharma, reached Green Avenue, where the owner of a residential building constructed one more floor for which they had not taken the approval. According to information, the building owner had got the approval for the construction of only two and a half floors of residential building. But defying the rules, he illegally constructed a four-storey building and also made basement. The building owner reportedly violated houseline in front of the building.

A local resident had filed a complaint against the violation of building bylaws in December 2018, but the MC only sent a notice. Now, MTP Narinder Sharma demolished the top floor of the building which was constructed illegally.

Meanwhile, in a major action around the Golden Temple, the MTP wing team demolished recently constructed top floor on an illegal hotel building near Fountain Chowk. The owner of an illegal hotel building, who had already constructed four-storey building, constructed another floor during the lockdown. The building was reportedly sealed by the MC.

Municipal Town Planner Narinder Sharma said, “The building owners violated the bylaws and defied the rules. I joined the local office a few months ago. I will not tolerate any violation. We will check the documents of illegal hotel buildings and take action against other violators.”

It is worth mention here that officials of the Municipal Town Planning wing had submitted a list of 150 illegal buildings to MC Commissioner Komal Mittal last week. She instructed to take action against illegal portions/buildings.

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