Hyderabad: Not only nala encroachments, the GHMC has stopped the demolition of other illegal structures too despite complaints pouring in.
The monsoon control room has become defunct, though it is supposed to take rain-related complaints.
The GHMC call centre is flooded with complaints of illegal constructions in cellars, unauthorised floors, occupation of roads and footpaths and many more.
GHMC records show that 866 illegal structures were demolished in the special drive launched in September. From February to August, another 806 were knocked down. All that has stopped.
Mr Surender Beera-volu, who had purchased a plot from HUDA in an auction said illegal construction was coming up next to it.
“The builder sought permission for ground plus one floor but is going in for a cellar which is illegal. A retaining wall has been constructed and he is about to place the slab. I filed a complaint with the GHMC commissioner and the deputy commissioner here. The assistant city planner visited the site but no action was taken. The officer stopped taking my calls. When I approached him personally, he claimed that the builder was well-connected,” he said.
“The chief city planner assured me that the slab would be broken if found illegal, yet the construction is on. The builder has not left spa-ce as set-back,’’ he said.
DC reader Shiva Vani. N, of OU Professors Colony, at Raja Rajesh-wari Nagar, Kondapur, said: “An illegal commercial structure has been built in an open plot in OU Professors Colony and is used by a caterer to cook food for canteens in the financial district and IT offices in and around Hitec City. The drain water is let into the surrounding open plots.”
A senior officer from the city planning department said, “Demolitions were stopped two weeks back because of the festival season and there was no police available to be on site when the demolition is on. Another schedule will be prepared and the drive will be re-started.’’
Court order stops SCB
Hyderabad: The demolition of two illegal rooms was stopped on Saturday after the owner submitted a stay order issued by the 11th junior civil judge, city civil court, Secunderabad.
TRS Malkajgiri MP Ch Malla Reddy was present at the site in support of the private party, an official said. The illegal rooms were built inside a function hall at Gunrock Garden, Mudfort. The SCB officials ordered demolition of the rooms but were allowed to seize them following the stay order.
An officer with the SCB planning division said the board has not given permission for the two rooms. The builder, Mr Laxma Reddy, constructed the two structures which were for accommodation on commercial bases.
When contacted, Mr Malla Reddy said, “I was at the site but did not interfere with the demolition. The officers had knocked down part of the structures but stopped when the stay was produced.”...