The CRDA has assured farmers that the HC stay would not affect the construction of the capital.

Andhra CRDA authorities demolish illegal buildings around VijayawadaImage for representation
news Amaravati Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:36

The AP Capital Regional Development Authority (CRDA) demolished several buildings in and around Vijayawada on Monday that were allegedly constructed illegally.

The Deccan Chronicle reported:

According to the CRDA, the unauthorised constructions were identified during inspections at Penamaluru. The buildings were granted permission by village panchayat for construction ground plus two floors for residential buildings. However, builders violated rules by constructing one or two additional floors and converted them for apartment purpose.

"As per AP Buildings rules, the minimum road width shall be 30 feet. Builders are constructing apartments and group houses in plots having narrow roads. Public are cautioned not to purchase apartment and group houses which are constructed without permissions as per the rules," the CRDA was quoted as saying.

On Monday, the Hyderabad High Court stayed the Swiss Challenge model proposed by the state government to award construction projects for its new capital Amaravati.

However, the CRDA has assured farmers that the stay would not affect the land-pooling and construction of the capital.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, CRDA commissioner Cherukuri Sridhar, said:

The High Court has issued status quo order only on the tender process for selecting developer of start-up area of 1692 acres of land in Venkatapalem, a part of financial city, which is turn one of the nine proposed cities of Amaravati. It is not a stay on the project. Government buildings will come up in Raipudi and it has nothing to do with the start-up area. Our advocates are examining the order and we will take up the legal process to get the status quo on the tender process for developing start-up area, vacated

The report also adds that the CRDA plot allotment process will start from Friday.

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