: Local Planning Authority (LPA) officials, with the help of police, sealed 63 buildings here in the early hours of Monday for alleged rule violations.

As directed by Collector S.Nagarajan, the officials led by secretary of the LPA (in-charge) Pandeeswary sealed the buildings from Veppamoodu to Duthie School junctions. According to official sources, the government is keen on streamlining the construction of buildings within municipal limits. The LPA issued notices to the owners of the buildings 60 days ago for various rule violations. .

The ‘operation sealing’ would continue, according to the officials of the Nagercoil municipal administration.

The entire area wore a deserted look as all shops remained closed. The police had made elaborate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident.