MC fails to take action against illegal construction near its office

Despite an illegal construction being carried out right under its nose, the Municipal Corporation has failed to take any action till date. Hotel Vikrant, a multi-storey building being constructed near the MC headquarters in Zone-A, has constructed six floors, of which, the top two are illegal. Assistant town planner, Kamajleet Kaur, has failed to take action despite orders from the MC Commissioner.

Further, RTI activist Ravi Sharma states that he is yet to get a reply in the matter despite filing two RTIs seeking the details of the hotel construction, about a month back. "I asked them if maps are passed and if yes, then to give me copies of the maps. I also asked for other legal details of the top two floors but instead the ATP wants to know 'where is it written that RTI reply has to be given within 30 days'," Sharma said. A source from Zone-A said political pressure was behind action not being taken.

When contacted, MC Commissioner, R K Verma said: "I completely agree the Zone A is lagging behind and more than 1000 challans of illegal buildings are pending in which neither they are recovering compounding fine and nor they are demolishing building. I will look into the matter."

C S Dhir, owner of hotel, was not available when contacted.

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