After serving four notices to the defaulters, the Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) has started a fresh survey identifying building code and basement norms in the steel city.
Four notices were issued on Tuesday. They have been directed to dismantle the illegal portions on their own or JNAC would carry out the operations and add the expenses to their accounts. Those violating the orders will have legal proceedings initiated against them.
The building under construction’s plan was passed for basement + ground + 4 floors but a fifth floor was being constructed. JNAC Special Officer Krishna Kumar had issued a notice accordingly but in the absence of satisfactory explanation, a fresh notice was issued giving the owner of the building 24 hours’ notice to dismantle the illegal construction.
The Special Officer has issued office orders to complete removal of the remaining portion of the illegally constructed portion.
A JNAC official confirmed that they are going to start a fresh drive against the buildings, especially commercial buildings and market complexes to ensure that the owners of the buildings have not violated the building code.
"We are making a list of the buildings to ensure that the owners have not made an extra floor in violation of the building plan approved by the civic body. We are also looking into whether any building owners have let out the basement for commercial purposes," he said.
He pointed out while carrying out the survey we are getting the building in question videographed so that effective action can be taken in the court of law against the violators.
According to sources in the JNAC, due to using the basement for commercial purposes instead of using it for parking, roads in front of the buildings remain occupied with the vehicle parking.
The sources said the building where the basements are being used for running restaurants, shops or office purposes will be taken to task.