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CLOCK TICKS ON CIVIL CONSTRUCTION VIOLATIONS

The crackdown on unauthorised building construction activities by Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) has started showing results. The commencement of demolition of the fourth floor of Leelavati Janki Villa on Monday is probably the first case of structural demolition in the city by the civic body in the past decade. Following the case of Janki Villa, the PMC’s axe might fall on several other high-rises, including two buildings belonging to strongman-turned-politician Anant Singh over the next few weeks.

Status on vigilance cases on illegal building construction activities

No. of buildings on which construction has been stopped: 700 (approx.)

Buildings facing vigilance cases: 447

Buildings being measured for assessing violations: 400 (approx.)

Total no. of vigilance cases disposed: 60 (approx.)

No. of vigilance cases expecting final order in a fortnight: 80 (approx.)

Piyush Kumar Tripathi of The Telegraph lists six buildings, which have been ordered to be partially or completely demolished by the court of Patna municipal commissioner

Pictures by Ashok Sinha