After demolition of Money Centre and Tulsiyana Residency buildings, Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has decided to set up single window to help people know the legal status of buildings, houses, offices they want to purchase. “We are going to release order for setting up the window shortly,” said a senior municipal officer wishing anonymity. He said people are often taken for a ride by builders.
“Ignorant people are sold houses, flats, shops etc constructed in violation of norms. And when, IMC acts against the irregularity, innocent purchasers suffer most,” officer stated citing Money Centre and Tulsiyana Residency incidents. On a land meant for medical purpose, a commercial building Money Centre was constructed near Ranjit Hanuman Temple 22 years ago.
After a long legal battle, Indore Bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court ruled in favour of Indore Development Authority and ordered it to take its possession. Two days later, IMC demolished the building as it was constructed illegally.
People running their businesses from the building were hit by IMC action. The IMC on Thursday razed B-block of Tulsiyana Residency, a township in Nipaniya. The builder had constructed the block comprising 45 flats illegally. Five families had shifted to illegal building.
“We don’t want such frauds to take place. So, we have decided to come up with a single window wherein buyers will get information of legal status of immovable properties,” IMC official reiterated. He said a person thinking of purchasing a property should visit the facility and seek information of property he/she is looking forward to purchase. “The IMC will respond to his/her application within seven days,” the officer stated. He said IMC will give a certificate to person on legal status of property he/she wants to buy.
No new building in Tulsiyana Residency will be razed: IMC
A day after it started demolition of a building in Tulsiyana Residency, IMC said it won’t demolish any other building in the township. “We know that other buildings in Tulsiyana Residency are also illegal but we won’t demolish them as people are living in those buildings,” said a senior IMC officer, giving a major relief to occupants. The officer stated that they demolished B block because only five families lived there. He said IMC will resume demolition of B Block from Monday.
The IMC’s heavy machines are unable to reach the top of six-storeyed apartment. Corporation will dismantle four floors with gas cutter and hammers and remaining two floors will be pulled down using poclain and JCB machines. IMC may take 10 days to finish the task.