Madras HC directs Corpn, CMDA to stop illegal constructions

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Chennai, Apr 27 (UNI) The Madras High Court today directed the Commissioner of Chennai Corporation and the Member-Secretary of the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CDMA) to stop the builder of ''Kasthuri Apartments'' from constructing anything in the open area of the apartments.

The First bench comprising Chief Justice A P Shah and Justice Prabha Sridevan, ordered notice and granted interim injunction on a writ petition filed by the Welfare Association of Kasthuri Apartments.

R S Rajendran, a resident of the apartment and also the Secretary of the Association, submitted in his petition that the builder of the apartment had attempted to develop the larger extent of his property.

Mr Rajendran said there appears to be huge violations and deviations committed by the builder, resulting in various legal proceedings and restraint orders passed by the High Court and other courts in the country.

The builder has been relentlesly pursuing his illegal activities by putting up deviated constuctions, using vacant and open space areas in the entire property, wherein more than five apartment complexes were developed and sold, he added.

The petitioner further said that on several occasions, the builder had violated legal procedures and proceeded with unlawful constructions and sought directions to the officials concerned to demolish unauthorised construction in the car parking area at the ground floor of the apartments.

The bench also directed the Corporation, CMDA officials and builder J Parmanandam to file counter petititons and postponed the case till April 30.


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