GHMC Commissioner M. T. Krishna Babu on Monday warned that any additional floors built illegally after obtaining occupancy certificate for a building would be demolished according to rules.

out that complaints were being received about extra floors being constructed illegally from different areas, he said these cases would be dealt with seriously.

He admitted that illegal constructions had become rampant in slums as no documents were there to be submitted to the civic body for taking permissions. Municipal officials too cannot accord sanctions according to the provisions of the HMC Act and this aspect was being misused to raise buildings, he told presspersons during the weekly ‘Prajavani’ programme.

He also informed that citizens with pending BPS or LRS applications could pay the balance penal amount through a demand draft by May 31 and documents necessary could be furnished before June 15.

Most citizens complained about individual litigations and boundary disputes which were civil matters to be settled in the court of law, he observed. The Commissioner said that long pending cases pertaining to civic works in colonies could also be brought to the notice of the officials during the programme but they would be resolved over a period of time.

Meanwhile, town planning officials of circle VII, under the supervision of Zonal Commissioner (Central Zone), demolished the third and fourth floors of a building constructed illegally, at Al Hasnath Colony, Tolichowki.

The owner had obtained permission for ground+first floor but had constructed four floors in violation of status quo orders.

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