Special Correspondent

Writ petition against unapproved construction

CHENNAI: A judge of the Madras High Court has directed the Member Secretary of the CMDA and the Assistant Commissioner of Zone X of Chennai Corporation to dispose of within one month a representation from a resident of Tiruvanmiyur, seeking to stop an unapproved construction by his neighbour.

In a writ petition, the resident S. Srinivasan stated that he had purchased a 2400 sq. plot and house on 18th East Street, Kamaraj Nagar in 2002. He submitted that earlier this year his neighbour in the adjacent property had started constructing a building on the petitioner's compound wall in the southern side of the property, without any sanctioned plan or approval. The petitioner said the neighbours dumped raw materials in his property and when questioned, behaved arrogantly. He gave a representation to the Corporation Zone X Assistant Commissioner on May 19 stating that his neighbour was constructing the building on the said compound wall, without leaving any space. The unauthorised construction was being raised to the II floor without pile foundation. A similar complaint had been given to the CMDA, stating that the second floor had been raised without any approval. Mr.Srinivasan had also lodged a complaint with the Tiruvanmiyur police station stating that workers had been trespassing into his property. Mr. Srinivasan in his petition sought a direction to the CMDA and to the Corporation authorities to consider his representation dated May 19 and dispose it off.

Justice S.K. Krishnan who heard the petition directed the officials to dispose of the same in accordance with law within a month.