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Chennai devpt body seals three buildings that violated rules in George Town

CHENNAI: Cracking the whip on illegal constructions, the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) on Friday sealed three multi-storey buildings in George Town area. While two of the the ground-plus-two-floor buildings that faced the axe are at Anna Pillai Street, the third is at Coral Merchant Street in Mannady. “These buildings got approvals for certain number...Read more

Karnataka govt plans to build flats for displaced families of demolition drive in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Here’s good news for those who lost their dream homes during the recent encroachment clearance drive in Bengaluru. The Karnataka government proposes to build apartments for those who have been displaced and those who will have to relocate after the demolition drive ends on rajakaluves (storm water drain). Former Bengaluru district in-charge and transport...Read more

Builders: Demolitions singe Bengaluru’s image, rattle people

BENGALURU: The city’s builders came together with leading legal experts, architects and academics on Friday to challenge the manner in which civic authorities have gone about demolishing alleged illegal constructions over the past few weeks. The builders said the arbitrary methods have shaken the confidence of ordinary people and developers, adversely affecting the city’s image....Read more