Officials of the Local Planning Authority (LPA) started inspection of multi-storeyed buildings here, which were given plan approval during the last four years, on Saturday.

District Collector Archana Patnaik told The Hindu that seven teams have started inspecting 28 multi-storeyed buildings in the Coimbatore LPA area. During the last three years, 28 building plan approvals were given and these projects were being inspected now.

An official of the LPA said that the teams consisted of officials of the LPA and the Regional Office of Town and Country Planning. Multi-storeyed building projects (residential and commercial) that had received approvals from 2011 were short-listed and as many as three buildings were inspected on Saturday.

Following the collapse of a building in Chennai recently, the officials here verified if construction in the projects identified was according to the approved plan or if the structure had deviations, violations or change in design.

A report would be submitted to the Directorate of Town and Country Planning by July 15. Apart from the 28 buildings identified by the officials here, another list of buildings is also expected from the Directorate of Town and Country Planning.

One of the leading property promoters here said that in general, the quality of buildings in Coimbatore were good.

Violations were mostly found in buildings that were taken up by those who were not regular property promoters. The inspection by officials is welcome measure as it would bring down deviations.

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