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Halt order for two buildings

Taking a cue from Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC), the Mango Notified Area Committee (MNAC) has decided to act tough on rogue realtors.

The MNAC, which looks after civic amenities and other allied services in the densely populated neighbourhood of the steel city, halted construction at two sites on Wednesday for violation of building plans.

MNAC special officer Jagdish Prasad said they acted on specific complaints from residents against the under-construction buildings at Gunamoy Colony and Basant Vihar.

“A multi-storeyed structure at Gunamoy Colony was guilty of site deviation while at Basant Vihar, construction of another building was stopped because two floors had been raised in violation of the approved plan,” he said.

Prasad maintained that stopping of construction work was tantamount to sealing these buildings. “The drive was carried out after a team of technical experts inspected the sites following complaints.”

He added that the civic body would serve notices to the builders concerned, demanding explanations. “We will act further after getting their replies. We may order demolition of the buildings or seal the additional floors.”

Located on the western fringe of the city, Mango has a current population of over 300,000, which was just half a decade ago. No wonder there is unabated vertical growth to make room for the burgeoning family.

A senior MNAC official said essential civic services such as providing drinking water and power was becoming difficult because of the swelling number of people. “Hence, the crackdown on unauthorised buildings and those deviating from plan.”

Special officer Prasad said they would soon constitute a team of technical officials to conduct a survey. “The survey will identify buildings that violate approved plans. The drive against such constructions will continue,” he promised and added that residents of Mango should be aware that illegal structures could aggravate their amenities crunch.

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