The Nilgiris Collector Archana Patnaik has in a press note issued here on Monday said that excavators should not be used at construction sites without obtaining permission from the district administration.

Ms. Patnaik said that as per an order of the Madras High Court, permission should be obtained from the competent authority for using the excavator.


Applications should be submitted to the Collector 15 days in advance with the details pertaining to the construction site. The same procedure should be followed even for demolition of buildings.

The applications will be processed by the Revenue Divisional Officers concerned within seven days.

Based on the recommendation permission would be given for using excavator for not more than two days.

The use of such equipment from other districts and States will be monitored at check posts.

Stringent action

Stringent action will be taken against those who violate the rules. The equipment also would be seized.