Residents allege violations by promoter

The park is the lung of any residential complex. So when Collector Anshul Mishra received complaints from the residents of Agni, a private residential complex in Andalpuram, he decided to pay a visit.

Following complaints from residents and office-bearers of Agrini Enclave Houses and Flat Owners’ Association, the Collector, with a retinue of officials in tow, inspected the premises. He directed the Local Planning Authority and others to investigate.

According to the complainants, the campus, spread over 15 acres, has over 650 houses in which around 3,000 people live. The size of the park was 35,000 square feet. However, the promoter had allegedly “sold the park” to some persons, they alleged.

The Collector told reporters that any deviation from the original plan approval would be treated as violation. The laws were very clear and the officials would be instructed to act as per law. The Registration Department officials were told to re-examine the sale deed and other documents discreetly.

For a housing complex of the size of Agrini, the park was mandatory, Mr.Mishra said, and assured the residents that action would be taken as per law. The office-bearers claimed that there were discrepancies in the measurements of the car parking area too.

Meanwhile, Town and Country Planning officials in Madurai Corporation said the drive against violations in buildings was under way. So far, they had sealed over 10 buildings under construction in Anna Nagar, near Maatuthavani bus stand, on the By-pass Road and Kamarajar Salai, and Tallakulam.

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