Unauthorised buildings in CB Pur to be surveyed

Unauthorised buildings in CB Pur to be surveyed

Municipal president K V Manjunath has asked the officials of the revenue department to conduct a survey of unauthorised buildings in the town and submit a report within three days.

The issue of construction of buildings without obtaining necessary licence from the local body cropped at the meeting of the city municipal council here on Thursday. S M Rafiq, a councillor, alleged that buildings were being constructed unauthorisely on BB Road and the officials of the municipality had turned a blind eye to the violation. “The officials, who demand poor people to produce umpteen number of documents for obtaining a licence, have remained mute spectators for this glaring violation. A notice should be issued to the official concerned,” he said.

Joining the issue, other councillors said that the officials of the municipality were more interested in doing the work of the offices of deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner and were not discharging their duties towards the municipality.

It was also alleged in the meeting that no information had been provided to the council on the construction of the new private bus stand and commercial complex. The members pointed out that the consent of the council had not been obtained for these projects whereas the contractor had been paid the bill.

Rafiq said that the basic objective of these projects had not been achieved. Buildings are leaking due to substandard work. Funds were received from various sources for these projects and payment should have been made in a phased manner after obtaining the consent of the council. But, this has not been done. “Hence, this incident should be considered seriously and a comprehensive probe should be conducted into it,” Rafiq said. He added that persons found guilty should be brought to book.

A member said that a mafia was operating in recruiting outsourced workers. Contractors have been getting a commission of Rs 2,000 out of the salaries of the outsourced workers. His concern received widespread support in the meeting.

Rafiq said that tenders should be called for recruitment of outsourced workers separately ie., separate packages for data operators, drivers and pourakarmikas should be framed. He said that henceforth the salaries of such staff should be credited to their bank accounts directly.

Deputy Superintendent of Police M L Purushottam, who spoke in the meeting, said that it had been proposed to organise a mass Ganesha idol immersion procession this year, on September 10. He said that it would help in maintaining law and order also.

The procession will begin from the premises of government junior college in the town on the evening of September 10. Hence, the members of the Ganeshotsava committees in respective wards should bring their idols to the college premises by 3 pm.

The procession will proceed from BB Road to Bazaar Road or MG Road to Dharmaraya tank where the idols wil be immersed. Cranes have been arranged for immersion of huge idols, the police officer said.
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