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Drive against building rule violation

COIMBATORE, JULY 24 . The Corporation has begun a drive against violation of building rules in commercial and shopping complexes in the city.

Notices have been served to promoters of nearly 40 complexes for violations.

A team of officials from the Corporation, led by Mayor, T. Malaravan, Deputy Mayor, K. Raghupathy, City Engineer (Commissioner in-charge), R. Raghunathan, took up the inspection of complexes besides deputing a team of officials from the Town Planning Department for carrying out the inspection across the city in all four zones.

The drive aimed at ascertaining if the buildings had any provision for emergency exit, easy approach and broad access for fire-fighting and rescue operations, Mr. Malaravan said.

The inspections would focus on shopping and commercial complexes, schools, marriage halls and places that would witness mass gathering.

The nature of structure, vulnerability to fire were also taken into account in the course of the inspection and the officials also advised the complex owners to refrain from dumping waste in and around staircases and emergency exits.

In cases where there were minor violations by way of temporary structures, the building owners were advised to remove them immediately.

Pushcarts

The Manager of Chennai Silks handed over 76 pushcarts worth Rs. 6.75 lakhs for garbage removal to the Mayor in the presence of City Engineer (Commissioner in-charge).

The pushcarts would be utilised for stepping up the efficiency of conservancy drive in all the seventy two-wards of the Corporation, the Mayor said.

Thanking the sponsors for the gesture, the Mayor requested the other corporate houses in the city to help the efforts of the civic body in making Coimbatore `Clean and Green'.

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