The notice stated that the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation would go ahead with demolition if a satisfactory explanation is not given in seven days.

TDP office in Vizag served notice by municipal body for being illegally constructed
news Controversy Monday, July 01, 2019 - 08:05

Even as a row is underway in Andhra Pradesh over the demolition of Praja Vedika, built by ex-Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, in Amaravati, the YSRCP government has now issued a show-cause notice to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) office in Visakhapatnam.

The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) said that the TDP office building near Seven Hills Hospital was ‘unauthorised’ and 'illegal'. A notice issued on June 28 stated that the GVMC would go ahead with demolition if a satisfactory explanation is not given in seven days.

The Town Planning Department of the GHMC in its notice, cited sections of the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Act, 1955 and Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation Act, 1979, pointing out that the building was constructed without submitting the relevant documents to authorities.

The TDP alleged vendetta and denied the allegation that it was an unauthorised construction.

This development comes even as authorities in Andhra Pradesh are likely to demolish the rented residence of former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu in Amaravati within a week, as they served a notice on Friday and dubbed it an 'illegal construction'.

A day after completing the demolition of 'Praja Vedika', a government building adjacent to Naidu's residence, officials of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) pasted a notice at the main gate of the Leader of the Opposition's house on the banks of Krishna river in Undavalli village.

The notice was served in the name of businessman Lingameneni Ramesh, from whom the house was taken on lease by then Chief Minister Naidu after the latter shifted here from Hyderabad in 2016.

According to CRDA, the house was built within 100 meters from the river in violation of the Andhra Pradesh River Conservancy Act and other rules and regulations. The notice said the building, swimming pool, helipad and 10 temporary sheds have no permission.

CRDA officials have reportedly identified over 50 illegal structures and served notices on all of them.


IANS inputs

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