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Jharkhand High Court constitutes three-member commission to probe building law violations

Panel has been directed to submit its report within six weeks and next hearing in the petition has been listed on November 8

Animesh Bisoee Jamshedpur Published 01.10.23, 06:09 AM
Jharkhand High Court.

Jharkhand High Court. File photo

Jharkhand High Court has constituted a three-member commission comprising senior advocates to submit a report on alleged violations of building permissions, building bye-laws and sanction plans and traffic rules violations in setting up parking spaces near markets in the industrial hub of Jamshedpur.

Hearing a writ petition filed by Rakesh Jha against Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (the urban local body of Jamshedpur), East Singhbhum deputy commissioner and Tata Steel (which manages city urban amenities) for passing maps of multi-storied buildings in violation of building bye-laws 2016 and alleged construction of buildings in violation of approved plans and selling parking spaces near commercial/market complexes in violation of traffic rules, the high court bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar and Justice Anand Sen on September 19 constituted the three-member commission.


The commission comprises senior advocate Raj Nandan Sahay, Sudarshan Srivastava and Pandey Neeraj Rai and directed the commission to visit Jamshedpur and assess whether there is a rampant violation of the building permissions, building bye-laws and sanction plan.

The commission will also find out whether East Singhbhum deputy commissioner (Jamshedpur comes under East Singhbhum district) and JNAC are taking any steps for compliance with the rules governing the residential and commercial buildings. It will also report where there is any violation of traffic rules and whether there is enough space for parking vehicles near each market area.

The commission has been directed to submit its report within six weeks and the next hearing in the petition has been listed on November 8.

The petitioner had alleged that authorities were passing the building maps in violation of Building Bye Laws, 2016, and occupancy certificates were issued even without completion of the buildings. It also alleged that electricity and water connections were issued despite violations and that
the constructions of multi-storied buildings were done in serious violation of the map and approved plan and the builders were selling the parking space for commercial purposes.

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