Published On : Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016

NIT terms its notice to Rai builders on illegal constructions as just a formality and not……

Rajat Gulmohar BuildingNagpur: Giving a new twist to the much-publicized “demolition notice” served to Kishore Gopichand Rai of Rai Group of Industries pertaining to illegal construction of commercial shops/tenements built at parking place of the multi-storied Rajat Gulmohar Apartment, Kamptee Road, the Junior Engineer of NIT’s North Division Haribhau Uike has termed the action just a formality. As per notice, the builder was asked to demolish the illegal constructions on his own within three days. The builder Kishore Rai, violating the sanctioned map, illegally constructed commercial shops at the parking place of the apartment building and sold the shops to prospective buyers as well.

However, the builder, after receiving the notice, scrambled to the Town Planning Department and ‘appealed’ the concerned authorities to regularize the illegal constructions, “at any cost.” On the other hand, the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) wants the parking place vacated and the illegal constructions demolished. The NIT is now waiting for rejection of the builder’s appeal by Town Planning Department for further action.

It is pertaining to recall that Nagpur Today had flashed a report titled “NIT notice to demolish illegal constructions at Rajat Gulmohar building on Kamptee Road sets panic” whereby it was reported that panic among occupants of an apartment building in North Nagpur reigned at its peak as Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) issued a notice to the builder to demolish the ‘illegal’ constructions on his own or face the NIT bulldozer. The North Divisional Office of NIT issued notice to Kishore Gopichand Rai of Rai Group of Industries on February 9, 2016 to demolish the commercial shops/tenements built on the residential utility place of the multi-storied Rajat Gulmohar Apartment building situated on Kamptee Road. According to notice, the apartment building is constructed in Khasra No. 154/2 on plots numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 in Poddar Layout, Nari on Kamptee Road.

The occupants of ‘illegal’ shops/tenements have been informed through notice letters that the NIT move is in accordance with the directives of the High Court on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) No. 65/2012. The High Court has directed the NIT to demolish all kinds of illegal constructions built on the sanctioned place of parking of the apartment building. The notice mentions that illegal constructions have been erected on residential utility place……..

– RAJEEV RANJAN KUSHWAHA( rajeev.nagpurtoday@gmail.com )