May 12, 2018 08:20 PM

Despite ban, illegal sand digging continues unabated in Zirakpur area

Zirakpur (JS Kaler)

Despite the DC orders banning unauthorised sand excavation in zirakpur are, sand stealing has continued unabated.
The direction from Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu came after he found many builders building unauthorised structures and digging basements to lay the foundation of their big-ticket real estate projects with having the necessary approval.

As per the law, a real estate developer or a plot owner has to obtain permission from the district administration for digging the soil on their plot. The administration’s mining inspector conducts an inspection of the plot to check environmental concerns before issuing the permission for digging work.

 Officials of the district administration were ordered to undertake an inspection of permissions issued for digging work to builders over suspicions of irregularities in issuing such permissions after the peermuchla imperial garden building collapse insident.

The Local bodies minister Navjot singh sidhu has directed the district and the local administration to investigate the issue of large illegalities in ters of construction in zirakpur.

The direction came after the minister found that many builders are digging basements to lay the foundation of their big-ticket real estate projects without requisite approvals in place.

In pursuance to the matter related to the recently collapsed under construction building at Peer Muchhalla in Zirakpur within the limits of Municipal Council Zirakpur and belonging to the imperial gardens/pushp empire, the Local Government Minister, Punjab Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu has ordered that pending the magisterial enquiry into the matter and keeping in view the public interest no building plan with regard to the Municipal Council Zirakpur is to be passed and besides this, there would also be a ban on the excavation of the basements till the further orders.

Talking on this issue to Executive officer nagar cousil zirakpur Manvir singh said that he is not having knowledge of any specific basement excavation case, but if its been done on monday he ll get it checkd and register a case againsts the voilators disobeying administrative orders.

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