After imposing a ban on Chandigarh Club for renting out its premises for marriage functions, the UT administration has decided to lay a fence along the club's boundary to ensure the club does not use land adjoining its premises.
Officials say the club management has been renting out open space abutting the club's premises for commercial purposes and the step has been taken to ensure this does not happen.
Chandigarh Club, already under the scanner for various building violations, was recently directed not to accept any further bookings for marriage functions. However, its management was allowed to hold marriage functions on its premises for which it has already received bookings.
UT estate office had also directed the club to remove building violations. A team of the estate office recently conducted a survey at the Chandigarh Club and found major violations such as use of premises for commercial purposes and unauthorised construction on government land.
The club that has an open area of 8.5 acres and a built up area of 1,200 square yards was originally a community centre. However, over the years, a large building and swimming pool have come up without the required permission. Recently, the administration had fixed the monthly rent of the club at Rs 12 lakh from the present Rs 1.51 lakh.