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CHB to tell allottees: Declare illegal construction and time needed to remove them

Under the scheme, the allottees will have to declare the area in which unauthorised construction has been raised and the time required for their removal.

By: Vinod Kumar | Chandigarh |
September 27, 2016 12:57:32 pm
Chandigarh Housing Board, CHB, building violations, illegal constructions, allottees, Chandigarh news, India news, latest news, Indian express Terming it as a negative move, CHB Resident Federation chairman Nirmal Dutt, said the board should regularise all the construction within the boundary line.

Giving an opportunity to the allottees to remove non-sanctionable building violations on their own, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has come up with a scheme wherein the allottees can declare such violations in their dwelling units and the time required by them to remove these. There are nearly 64,000 CHB dwelling units spread across 15 sectors in the city, including Sectors 38 (West), 29, 41, 40, 44, 43, 45, 47 and Modern Housing Complex. As per the norms, ground coverage cannot be more than 70 per cent of the total area. However, throwing norms to the wind, a majority of the allottees have covered area more than the permissible limit.

Under the scheme, the allottees will have to declare the area in which unauthorised construction has been raised and the time required for their removal.

Giving details, CHB chariman Maninder Singh said the allottees will have to remove the unauthorised construction within the period mentioned on the self-declaration form, failing which the board will get them removed. “A penalty of Rs 400 per square feet will be imposed for the period allottees have sought for removal of illegal construction in their dwelling units,” said Singh.
The board will also impose additional penalty of Rs 600 per square feet for the undisclosed violations. “We will constitute teams which will conduct surprise checks in dwelling units,” added Singh.

He further said: “In dwelling units where there is illegal construction and the allottees do not make self-declaration, the board will straight away initiate a demolition process.”

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Terming it as a negative move, CHB Resident Federation chairman Nirmal Dutt, said the board should regularise all the construction within the boundary line.

Against the building bye-laws, a large number of residents have made additions and alterations in their rear courtyard, front courtyard and top floor.

In the rear court yard, they have constructed a servant’s room, washroom and washing areas while in the front courtyard, people have made additional rooms with temporary roof. In many cases, construction on the plot is more than the permitted floor area ratio (FAR), the ratio of the total floor area of a building to the area of land it is built on.

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