Allottee to pay demolition cost: Chandigarh Housing Board

July 11, 2021
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CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has said the board will recover cost of demolition of illegal structures from the allottee. The clarification was given after the board demolished five fresh unauthorised constructions (stairs and balconies and extra floors and rooms) at Mauli Jagran on Friday.

Yashpal Garg, chief executive officer (CEO), CHB, said in all these five cases, challans to stop further constructions and remove the fresh violations were issued in July last year but these were not complied with.

Due to Covid-19 related issues, the demolitions had got delayed. The CHB is computing cost of demolitions which will be recovered from the allottees and in case of its non-payment their allotment is liable to be cancelled, he added.

Garg said the enforcement squad of the CHB is making daily inspections in all the sectors to identify fresh violations/alternations and effective action is being taken. On the spot challans are being issued with the direction to stop further construction and remove it. After issuance of challans, repeated inspections are carried out to see whether the further constructions have been stopped. The photographs of the fresh constructions are also being taken. If further constructions are stopped and the allottee start removing the violations, the CHB will wait for three days before taking up the demolition work. However, if the constructions are not stopped, then the demolition may be carried out immediately without waiting even for a single day.

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