Norms soon to monitor building plan compliance
Nov 19, 2013
Source : The Times of India

CHENNAI: Licensed surveyors who prepare building plans for Corporation approval will also be held responsible for monitoring and compliance, said Chennai Corporation Commissioner Arvind Kapur. Guidelines will soon be announced to implement this.

Licensed surveyors who prepare building plans will also have to monitor the construction when the plinth is laid, roof slab is cast and the building is completed.

If there are any deviations it is their responsibility to inform the authorities or they will lose their licence to practice. Over the last two years, the Corporation has issued stop-work notice to 1,174 building sites, lock and seal notice to 421 and locked and sealed 104 buildings, he said at the valedictory of Southcon 2013, a two-day seminar on real estate in South India.

The Commissioner also called on the members of the Confederation of Real Estate Development Associations of India, the organisers of the conference, to upgrade the facilities and conditions at the colonies built for construction labourers.

Communicable diseases

Migrant workers’ colonies have been identified as breeding grounds for a range of communicable diseases, including dengue and malaria, because of unhygienic conditions. Construction sites are also breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Unless the developers address the issue, the Corporation may be forced to shut down construction sites under the Public Health Act.

He urged the builders to partner with the Corporation in handling municipal solid waste and sewage. There are business opportunities for service providers, he said.

The Chennai Corporation has taken steps to speed up planning permission approvals by enable online filing of applications and recently introduced a green channel to further expedite approvals, he said.

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