The Tiruchirapalli City Corporation has initiated a survey to identify buildings that are constructed without approvals and in violation of approved building plans and rules.

Buildings that are constructed without approvals and in violation of the approved building plans will be sealed under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act.

Special teams have been formed in the Corporation to maintain a vigil and also conduct a survey to identify buildings which have been constructed without approvals and those built in violation of the approved plans. Such buildings will be sealed under the provisions of Sec.56 and 57 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.

Similarly, commercial complexes without parking space were being identified and appropriate action would be initiated against the owners of such buildings, Corporation Commissioner V.P. Thandapani said in a release.

Buildings within a radius of heritage structures should not exceed nine metres in height. Buildings exceeding the limit will also face action. Similarly, no building should be constructed within a radius of 100 metres of heritage structures maintained by the Archaeological Department.

No objection certificates should be obtained from the department for buildings constructed in a radius of 100 to 300 metres away from such structures.

Action will be initiated against buildings built in violation of the rule under the provisions of the Tiruchi Corporation Act and the Town and Country Planning Act.

Construction should be halted immediately on all buildings being constructed currently without approvals and in violation of the rules. Action would be initiated on violations noticed through the survey and all such buildings will be sealed immediately, Mr.Thandapani added.