Friday, August 23, 2013

Estate Office serves notices on property owners

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 Acting tough on the property owners who have occupied their properties without obtaining occupation certificate (OC) or competition certificate (CC), the UT Estate Office has served notices to hundreds of such property owners. It had been noticed in the past that many property owners after obtaining conditional occupation certificate never applied completion certificate. As a result the building violations remained unnoticed by the estate office. A senior official of the UT Estate Office said clear instructions have been issued to all officials concerned to ask for the completion certificates from the plot holders, especially those who apply for some documents to the Estate Office.

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Govt gives in to developers’ pressure

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

TNS Agrees in principle to slash compounding fee, development charges for regularisation of colonies Ludhiana, August 8 Bowing down to pressure from developers of unauthorised colonies in the state, the Punjab Government is learnt to have agreed in principle to slash the compounding fee and development charges for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies. The state Cabinet is likely to give its approval to the revised rates for compounding of unlicensed colonies at its meeting scheduled for tomorrow. Ever since the government had announced the revised policy for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies, the developers had launched an agitation against the “exorbitant compounding fee and development charges” which both the colonisers

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Industry faces plot resumption threat

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

GURGAON: The dilemma over whether or not to pay enhancement money – and what amount – is not an easy one to cast away for IMTManesar’s industrialists. The issue is rife with controversy, with one section of the industrial community calling the demand for enhancement money illegitimate, while urging the local industry authority, HSIIDC, to incur the inflated costs that are mandated by the Supreme Court order. And amidst the confusion, some are now alleging that the industry authority has begun issuing plot resumption threats to those who deny compliance and refuse to pay the full amount as enhancement costs. “Notices of resumption are issued to the allottees who have

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Sahara group to launch luxury clubs with membership fees upto 30 crore

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

NEW DELHI: The Sahara group is planning to launch clubs with membership costing Rs 1.5 crore to as much as Rs 30 crore, price tags that will be justified at the higher end by ownership of premium residential properties thrown into the package. The group is planning to launch this chain of clubs in India as well as overseas under a different brand name, a person familiar with the development said, adding that the members paying more than Rs 5 crore will also get to own apartments, penthouses or villas. The club network will include the Lucknow-based group’s flagship properties such as Aamby Valley and Sahara Star hotel in Mumbai

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Revise house tax, UT Adviser to MC

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 7 UT Adviser KK Sharma today asked the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation to revise house tax. In an open house discussion with members of the Fourth Delhi Finance Commission on the assessment of finances of urban local bodies, the Adviser said house tax should be charged as per the Municipal Corporation Act. It is the duty of the Administration to check whether the MC is performing its duties properly. The Administration only approved the house tax rates which were proposed by the MC, but the rates should be revised, said Sharma. Recently, the Chandigarh Administration had notified imposition of house tax in the city. The tax

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Village residents demand extension of ‘lal dora’

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 7 Village residents of Chandigarh today organised a protest rally on the Sector 25 rally ground against the anti-village policies of the UT Administration. At the rally, which was organised under the banner of the Pendu Sangharsh Committee, village residents participated in the rally and raised slogans against the UT Administration. They also submitted a memorandum to Additional Deputy Commissioiner (ADC) Tanvi Garg. In their memorandum, they demanded extension of the “lal dora” and relaxation in the draft building bylaws for the villages. SAD Councillor Malkiat Singh who also participated in the rally, said that UT Administration had acquired village residents’ land to develop the

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Principal secretary meets top MCG officials, Bandhwari plant in focus

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

GURGAON: Principal secretary of the Haryana Urban Local Bodies department, P RaghavendraRao, held a meeting with the senior MCG officials on Wednesday. While Gurgaon’s several issues were discussed in the meeting, the focus remained on improving the appalling situation at the solid waste management plant in Bandhwari. The owner of the private agency operating the Bandhwari plant, who was present in the meeting, expressed his concern of inadequate power supply, resulting in the plant processing only around 150 metric tons out of the total 900 metric tons of garbage it receives every day. Assuring the operator that the plant will get ‘uninterrupted’ power supply for at least 20 hours every

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Despite ban, sand mining continues unabated in Karnal

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

KARNAL: Despite ban on mining in riverbeds across India by the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal, the activity is being carried out with impunity by the sand mafia in parts of Karnal district. The authorities concerned have not been able to effectively check sand mining in the area. After local media highlighted alleged nexus between sand mafia and police to carry on mining in the bed of Yamuna, just few metres away from Manglora police post, the authorities swung into action and impounded three vehicles including a JCB machine and a dumper truck loaded with sand. However, no arrests were made. Initially, Manglora police post in charge Vrishbhan shrugged

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Brick-kilns near abadi areas to close down

by Paul Joseph August 23, 2013 Featured

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 8 Tough times lie ahead for the construction industry in Haryana and neighbouring states, as the Haryana government has ordered the closure of the brick-kilns in the vicinity of abadi areas. According to a recent order issued by the Principal Secretary, Food and Supplies Department, to the District Magistrates (licensing authorities for brick-kilns) and the District Food And Supplies Controllers (DFSCs), the brick-kilns operating in the vicinity of 500 metres from the abadi areas will be closed down in a phased manner. The decision had been taken in view of the court directions and repeated complaints from the residents of the area in which the

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