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IMC admits to violation of building norms

IN A shocking admission, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has conceded that no completion certificates have been issued to 67 g-plus-two or g-plus-three structures constructed in the Jawahar Marg zone over the past two years.

india Updated: Dec 06, 2006 15:02 IST
Saeed Khan

IN A shocking admission, the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has conceded that no completion certificates have been issued to 67 g-plus-two or g-plus-three structures constructed in the Jawahar Marg zone over the past two years.

As practically all the raised structures have been sold or rented out, the admission amounts to a blatant violation of the National Building Code (NBC) — the parent legislation governing the building regulations in the country.

The Code mandates that the newly-constructed structures can be occupied only after the civic officials issue a completion certificate — a document attesting that the builder has stayed true to the approved site plan, building by-laws and municipal norms.

The Corporation’s confession came in response to a query, vide letter No 3333, dated September 23, 2006 (HT has a copy) by Ward 59 corporator Arvind Bagdi, demanding to know as to how many building permissions had been granted for g-plus-two or g-plus-three structures within the municipal limits over the last two years.

Bagdi further sought to know how many of these structures had been issued completion certificates by the Building Permission Department.

In response to his query, Bagdi received a letter, 1884/BO, dated December 2, 2006 (HT has a copy) signed by the Building Officer zone 3 (Jawahar Marg) declaring that 67 such structures were granted building permission between 2004 and 2006.

Numerous residential and commercial structures, including some in the swankiest localities in town, have been either let-out or sold by builders without obtaining the important document.

Among them, the Starlit Complex  (a sprawling commercial building that has replaced the theatre of the same name) at 29, YN Road; B-1, Chandra Nagar, AB Road; 16/1 South Tukoganj and 29-30 GF, Scheme No 54 opposite Sayaji Hotel are some of the important buildings.