CHANDIGARH: Tightening its noose around illegal encroachments, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has issued deadlines to a few dwelling units in Rehabilitation Colony, Sector56 and Palsora, to demolish illegal structures. The deadline varies from two to five months. Allotment of 10 dwelling units have been cancelled at that time chief executive officer Deepak Kumar. However, after an appeal to board chairman Maninder Singh on May 25, an extension was granted and allotments have already been not cancelled until they remove the violations. “Throughout the public hearing, all 10 allottees who had appealed were asked to remove the encroachments and received the deadline,” said Singh.
However, residents who have been granted the extension period called it unjustified. “There are many violators within the colony like us, why have we been targeted,” said among the residents of the Sector 56 colony. According to the enforcement wing of the CHB, more such residents would be given time to remove the encroachments. These houses are in a plot area of 18×12 feet.
Based on the enforcement wing from the CHB, more such residents will be given time to remove the encroachments. These houses will be in a plot area of 18×12 feet. One storey can be made without permission from the board as per the standard drawing plan. “But these houses had constructed two storeys with cantilever both in the floors. This is violation from the building bylaws and for that reason will not be allowed,” said an official in the CHB.
“They have been heard. I have given them time to remove the illegal construction. No person can be allowed to encroach upon government land,” said the CHB chairman.There are over thousands of houses allotted to residents under rehabilitation scheme since 1996.