The ongoing sealing drive in New Delhi may soon be repeated in the state capital. The BMC administration has issued notices to more than 150 residents of the posh Arera Colony who are using their residential plots for commercial purposes.
The BMC has warned the residents of sealing their premises –on the lines of Delhi – if they don’t shut down the commercial units — shops and offices — within 15 days.
BMC city planner Shubhashish Banerjee told the Hindustan Times that the notices were served for violations of certain rules regarding building permission. Running commercial activities on residential plots flout various sections of the Municipal Corporation Act, Bhumi Vikas Adhiniyam or the Town and Country Planning Act.
The district administration has registered 58 cases of lease violation in Arera Colony where a number of residents have turned their houses into commercial properties. In one such case, the court of the district collector had cancelled the lease. The plots in Arera Colony were leased out for residential purposes.