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LDA groups with LESA, Jal Sansthan

THE LDA says it is not alone as far as the question of bringing the erring owners of unauthorised constructions to book in the city is concerned. On Monday, LDA Vice Chairman BB Singh said the list of over 300 illegal structures published by it has also been sent to the District Magistrate, LESA and Jal Sansthan authorities for necessary action at their end within three days.

india Updated: May 15, 2006 23:11 IST

THE LDA says it is not alone as far as the question of bringing the erring owners of unauthorised constructions to book in the city is concerned.
On Monday, LDA Vice Chairman BB Singh said the list of over 300 illegal structures published by it has also been sent to the District Magistrate, LESA and Jal Sansthan authorities for necessary action at their end within three days.

“Under the amended UP Fire Services Act, the DM has been authorised to initiate action against such buildings that flout fire safety norms. Likewise, it would be the responsibility of the LESA to snap the power supply and that of the Jal Sansthan to cut off the water supply to these illegal structures,” he said. Singh said a letter in this connection from him was being sent to the district administration, Jal Sansthan and LESA authorities.

Action against two dozen structures, which have come up without getting the requisite building map approved from us and such constructions that have been done in violation of land use norms or encroach upon parking space would be taken up in the first phase of the drive, he said. The only grey area, he said, was determining the action to be taken against banks functioning in residential localities.

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, has already granted a stay, to an LDA official, who has rented out his premises to a bank in Gomti Nagar. The line of action to be taken against banks would be decided in view of the court order, Singh said.  

Besides, the LDA is also going to launch an awareness drive to apprise people what they should look for before purchasing a particular property in the city. “We would be putting out advertisement in newspapers asking people to ensure that the property they are going to purchase whether commercial or residential has the requisite clearances and is in accordance with the norms,” said the LDA VC. Apart from an approved building plan, the structure should also have a completion certificate from the LDA and conform to all prescribed fire-safety norms, he added.