Town Planning Department officials on Monday sealed a commercial building on Cross Cut Road on charges of building rule violation.

The building with a constructed area of about 20,000 sq ft was being altered. A notice was served on the owner of the building Leema, wife of lottery merchant Martin.

The building owner had asked for expemtion of the building under the Government Order of 2007 for regularisation of buildings with violations. Corporation officials said that the GO gave relief for buildings with 50 per cent violation and not for large-scale violations. Hence, the building was sealed on Monday.

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