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'Builders had no approval'

india Updated: Jul 24, 2011 00:40 IST
Kapil Datta

Farmers have accused builders in the Noida Extension area of starting construction without getting building plan approved by the authority and other departments.

"Builders in connivance with authority officers started construction activity without getting proper clearances. They were expecting status quo by showing the constructed building in the court. But their move was foiled as the court gave priority to farmers’ interest and quashed the land acquisition," Kisan Sangharsh Samiti representative Dalvir Singh said on Saturday.

Fire department confirmed that no Noida Extension builder had sought NOC from it till date. "Normally as per bye-laws for any construction such as group housing projects, one has to submit the plan to fire department stating the fire safety measures incorporated in the building plan," chief fire officer Mahavir Singh told HT.

"Though some builders had visited the department about their Noida Extension projects, till date nobody has submitted papers for NOC," said Singh.

Builders, however, claimed that they started construction after getting necessary approvals as per building bye-laws.