MCC drive against norm violations in apartments

MCC drive against norm violations in apartments

Create parking space in cellar or corporation will act, says Raykar

The MCC will be soon launching a major drive against the commercial complexes and apartments which have not provided parking place in cellar.

If everything goes well, the drive would be completed before the end of February. “You remove the structures in cellar or we will remove it”, said K S Raykar, commissioner of MCC, without mincing words.

The MCC has identified as many as 226 buildings comprising commercial complexes and apartments that have clearly violated the rules.

In February

The corporation has fixed February month as muhurtham for going all out against those buildings and removing whatever is built in the cellar-the space meant for the parking of vehicles.

As a first step, notices are served to all the owners concerned asking them to voluntarily vacate the basement within seven days from the date of issue of issuing notices.

As per the KMC act, it is mandatory for every commercial building and apartment to provide parking place for its customers in the case of the former and occupants in the case of the latter.

After going through the records and spot inspections, it was found that 226 buildings have violated the norms.

So, whatever they have constructed in the basement are ‘illegal’. The MCC has every right to remove them as it amounts to clear violations of the said act. In some cases, the builders have diverted the building plan submitted to the corporation at the time of taking sanction, and even obtained the Completion Certificate (CC) with the connivance of the corporation officials.

If the city is facing the problems of parking, it is because of the blunder committed by a handful of officials earlier. The only way to fix this problem is by taking up a drive against all those 226 buildings, said Raykar.


Firstly, the corporation would issue notices to those violators and secondly, the trade licence would be cancelled.

The third step would be removing those structures that have been constructed in basements-the area reserved for parking of vehicles.

Due to non-availability of parking place in the commercial complexes and apartments, all the vehicles are parked either on footpaths or roads causing hardship for the citizens. Mysore is now a growing city and every inch of land is important.

It was the responsibility of the owners of the commercial complexes and apartments to provide parking place. The city roads are not there to accommodate the vehicles of those apartments and complexes, the commissioner added.

The powers of issuing the CR which was once with the commissioner, has now been delegated to officers of the lower rank. Because of that reason most of the violations in building plans have gone unnoticed in the past.

With the empty space shrinking in the city, the MCC has no option except removing the constructions in basements and allowing parking of vehicles. “After clearing those illegal structures at one go, the MCC will be vigilant against such violations in the future”, Raykar opined.

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