Conditional relaxation of ban on construction

DISTRICT MAGISTRATE Vivek Aggarwal has relaxed the ban on construction activity within the municipal limit after Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma made a recommendation to this effect with certain conditions. The amended ban will remain in effect till June 7.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 17:07 IST

DISTRICT MAGISTRATE Vivek Aggarwal has relaxed the ban on construction activity within the municipal limit after Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma made a recommendation to this effect with certain conditions. The amended ban will remain in effect till June 7.

District administration relaxed its ruling following a preliminary survey finding, which indicated that the veto rendered hundreds of local as well as outstation masons and daily labourers engaged in construction activity jobless.

This created a livelihood problem for them, and they found it difficult to redress their grievance, as they had no representative union or organisation, Additional Collector Rameshwar Gupta informed.

The rollback order issued here today said people using water from their own resources could continue with construction, but penal action would be taken against those who purchase water for building. In case of urgency or special circumstances, the applicant has to seek permission from the concerned SDM, who will give consent after consulting the zonal officer.

Besides, construction activities that don’t require water like fixing the door or electrification have also been kept out of embargo.

The administration imposed the sanctions last week following an appeal made by Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma and Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma in view of prevailing water crisis. But the builders, contractors and developers called on District Collector and made appeal to review the ban order, saying that this would affect their business and delay their commitments.

First Published: May 16, 2006 17:07 IST