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Provide list of buildings ignoring by-laws: HC

india Updated: Oct 31, 2006 01:36 IST
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THE LUCKNOW Bench of the High Court has called upon the State and the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) to file a list within 10 days of all those complexes which are not following the building bye-laws while constructing housing complexes.

Justices Jagdish Bhalla and DV Sharma passed the above orders on a writ filed by A K Agarwal and another seeking to restrain two builders— M/s Omaxe Constructions Limited and M/s Parsvnath DevelopersLimited— from raising further construction unless they followed the building bye-laws and the conditions subject to which their building plan was sanctioned.

It was also urged on behalf of the petitioners that the builders were constructing group housing complexes in Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar in utter disregard to the building bye-laws, which deserved to be stopped forthwith.

It was said that while the Parsvnath Developers had not got the building plan sanctioned, the Omaxe Constructions (though has got the map sanctioned) had not complied with the conditions of installing fire fighting equipment, obtaining NOC from the Fire Department, the Airport Authority of India, the Pollution Control Board and making quake-resistant arrangements.

On the other hand, the builders had been raising demand for payment of dues from the petitioners, who had booked a flat each in their said housing complexes on the threat of cancelling their allotment, it was said.

On being told by the government counsel that action was being taken against the said builders, the Bench, while asking the respondents to file counter affidavits within 10 days, called upon the State and the LDA to bring on record a complete list of all those complexes, which are not following the law. The matter will come up for hearing immediately after 10 days.