ITS BEEN more than five months since he submitted a written query on illegal structures to be answered by the IMC general council but Congress corporator Dilip Kaushal is still awaiting an answer.
The reason is not hard to fathom. The question is yet to be tabled although two general council meets have been convened since the query was forwarded to the IMC Secretariat.
Kaushal, in a letter dated July 10, 2006, had sought details of illegal additions to approved structures for which building permissions were granted since April 1, 2004.
He demanded a list of all buildings, shops, godowns and markets built since the beginning of the financial year, including those currently under construction, alongwith the names and addresses of the owners.
The ward 64 corporator further sought to know the extent of illegal additions made to such structures and asked that the Corporation furnish information about action taken against those who had violated the approved building plans. “In cases where no action has been taken the IMC administration must submit particulars as to when it would move against the violators with the proposed date of demolition listed against the name of the building, shop or godown owner” concluded the missive.
Attempts to contact IMC Secretary JC Galar to obtain reasons for the delay were to no avail as the official’s phone was “switched off”.