THE LUCKNOW Development Authority (LDA) has started serving notices on multi-storey buildings following High Court directives that they should not be allowed to come up without procuring requisite no-objection certificate from the fire department.
About 12 such building owners have been served the notices.
According to LDA Vice Chairman BB Singh, owners of these buildings are being asked to obtain the necessary no-objection from the fire department within two months and submit the same with the LDA. “The building owners would not be allowed to proceed with construction till such time they receive this NOC,” he added.
LDA officials say in Trans-Gomti alone about three-dozen multi-storey buildings have been short-listed for the purpose. This includes 24 in Gomti Nagar and 12 others in Aliganj/Jankipuram Housing Scheme on Sitapur Road.
“The HC has given us time till November 20 to ensure compliance of its order,” said an engineer of the enforcement section. He said in 2005, the State Government had amended the Fire Safety Act making procurement of NOC from chief fire officer mandatory after completion of the building and not at the time of starting construction work, he informed.