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Updated: May 29, 2010 23:33 IST

CMDA seals building

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The building in Jaffarkhanpet that was sealed by CMDA on Friday. Photo: M. Karunakaran
THE HINDU The building in Jaffarkhanpet that was sealed by CMDA on Friday. Photo: M. Karunakaran

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) on Friday sealed a commercial building in Jaffarkhanpet for violations.

According to a press release, the owner of the building, located at 119/3, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Pari Nagar, Jaffarkhanpet, had obtained planning permission from the Chennai Corporation on August 25 last year for construction of an office building with stilt floor parking plus two floors.

The civic body had issued planning permission after obtaining a no-objection certificate from the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). The CMRL had stipulated a specific condition that the applicant should adhere to the set back as shown in the plan.

However, the owner had constructed a commercial building with stilt floor plus ground floor plus three floors in violation of the condition of the CMRL and in deviation to the plan. The CMDA officials locked and sealed the building under the provisions of Section 56 and 57 of Town and Country Planning Act, 1971, the release said.

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