Instances of unauthorised construction and using premises marked as residential for commercial purposes have come to light in one of the commercial hubs of the city, Sampat Vinayak temple Road and CBM Compound, where a number of education institutions are being run.

Construction was taken up on the terrace of a commercial complex opposite the temple and a restaurant run without permission.

On observing it, Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana ordered action on Thursday and instructed that property tax and penal fee be collected according to rules.

A corporate college at CBM Compound was using residential premises for running the institution and there was no fire safety. Another corporate coaching institute at Asilmetta was also violating norms, it was observed during the Commissioner’s visit.

A huge discrepancy in the calculation of property tax was observed.

Slum-dwellers’ plea

At Edugullu in Nerella Koneru, about 60 residents complained about lack of drainage and toilets. On complaints of turbidity, he said water should be sent for testing. Two pensioners complained against delay in payment of pension for two months.

Of the 1,833 youths who registered themselves for Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, 158 had been selected, according to UCD Project Director M.N.A. Patrudu. In the initial screening at Gajuwaka on Thursday, 616 were selected.

The Commissioner warned against unauthorised slaughter of sheep. Meat worth Rs. 30,000 was seized and sent to the dumping yard after pouring phenyl over it.