To make the city grow in a planned manner, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) undertook a demolition drive to remove the unauthorized constructions in Hyderabad. The illegal constructions include additional floors, sheds, stairwells and other structures encroaching upon public land. The civic body acts against such encroachments on receiving complaints from the public as well as based on its own field inspections.
Civic Body Demolition Drive at Madhapur Illegal Structures
A total of ten illegal buildings were demolished at Ayyappa society in Madhapur on Wednesday by the GHMC officials. It has identified 25 unauthorized structures at Ayyapa Society. Of them, 25 illegal buildings are found in Gurukul Trust Lands at Chandanagar circle, and 21 have been razed this week. The work on the remaining structures would be done soon. A survey is started to recognize such illegal constructions in Ayyapa society.
The GHMC had already led its demolition operation at this Society earlier, but the buildings will begin to reappear. The demolition process showed that, despite the Supreme Court's status quo order, squatters were constructing unauthorized residential properties. Although there are about 200 buildings in the area, only new structures have been demolished by the civic body. The action was not taken against those who approached the court.
GHMC had already communicated to TSSPDCL (Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited) and HMWSSB (Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board) to cut the supply of electricity and water to this type of unregulated buildings. Also, GHMC officials from the town planning section advised people about these illegal constructions who are purchasing land in Gokul plots.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Demolition Drive on illegal buildings would protect investors and residential property buyers from the risk of financial and physical damage.
By: Shailaja K