Thiruvananthapuram: The state will set up Realestate Regulatory Authority and Real estate Appellate Authority as envisaged in the law adopted in June last year.
Answering a calling attention motion by Congress party member P. T. Thomas on widespread building rule violations and consumer complaints on Friday, local self-government minister A. C. Moideen said it had initiated procedures.
He said the vigilance wing of the chief town planning office would check the highrises, including those under construction, based on the Supreme Court order to demolish five highrises under Maradu Municipality violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.
Mr Moideen said the department had prepared a detailed town planning scheme for the scientific development of towns. To prevent violations, it was developing an online automated building plan software named intelligent building permit management system.
It has already been deployed in Kozhikode Corporation as Suvega. The deployment in Thiruvananthapuram, Koll-am, Thrissur, Kannur, Alappuzha, Guruvayoor and Palakkad is underway.
Local bodies should give sanction for building complexes following all the norms like providing enough open space, wide roads, floor area coverage ratio, parking space, security and fire safety.
All secretaries of municipalities and corporations have been given strict directions to submit the details of permits issued and pending every month to the government.
It has also initiated strict action against officials issuing permits and occupancy certificates to buildings that violated norms and laws, said Mr Moideen....