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    Industrialist to sell Ahmedabad bungalow for Rs 100 crore.

    TNN / Updated: Jun 16, 2022, 05:29 IST

    AHMEDABAD: A aberration from the conventional trend of big-ticket real estate deals involving land, a bunglow in the city is set to be sold for a whopping Rs 100 crore.

    An Ahmedabad-based industrialist with interests in the steel sector is selling his swanky bungalow on the posh Iskcon-Ambli Road, according to top market sources. A developer recently signed an agreement to buy the bungalow, which stands on a plot of 4,500 square yards.

    According to sources, the land cost is around Rs 2 lakh per square yard. Iskcon-Ambli Road is emerging as a hotspot of ultra-luxurious residential apartments and premium office spaces. The stretch has seen land deals worth around Rs 1,500 crore in the past year.

    Several land deals in the past year have been sealed at prices ranging from Rs 1.80 lakh to Rs 2.70 lakh per square yard. Market sources say the bungalow deal is expected to be in this range.

    The Iskcon-Ambli Road has seen several transactions as developers get FSI up to 5.4 on this stretch. There has been an increased demand for residential and commercial development because the stretch is well connected to the industrial hubs of Sanand and Changodar.

    Many industrialists and top executives are buying residential properties on this road. Demand for commercial properties and office space on this road is growing steadily, say real estate sector experts.











    Industrialist to sell Ahmedabad bungalow for Rs 100 crore. | Ahmedabad News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)
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      Seal 26 highrise commercial buildings sans fire NOC: Gujarat high court

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      https://realty.economictimes.indiati...court/92217977



      The high court also ordered the civic body to take action against 1,128 residential buildings and other 259 highrise buildings which are used for commercial and residential purposes.

      AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat high court on Tuesday directed the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to take concrete action against 26 highrise commercial buildings, including sealing, as they do not possess fire NOC.

      The high court also ordered the civic body to take action against 1,128 residential buildings and other 259 highrise buildings which are used for commercial and residential purposes. It has given two weeks' time to the authorities with hopes that the civic body would take concrete action against three categories of buildings and come up with a report by June 30.

      Meanwhile, the HC took notice of the state government's survey of 2,160 buildings in municipalities, out of which 1,833 - 84.86% buildings were found existing in violation of building byelaws, without BU permission. The court has asked the government to find out a solution to this issue in five weeks. tnn

      The Gujarat high court on Tuesday directed the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to take concrete action including sealing against 26 high-rise commercial buildings that do not possess fire NOCs as they failed to get their fire prevention systems audited in time.

      The bench of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice Ashutosh Shastri ordered the civic body to act against 1,128 residential buildings and 259 other high-rise buildings used for commercial and residential purposes. The court has granted two weeks' time to the authorities with hopes that the civic body would take concrete action against three categories of buildings and come up with a report by June 30.

      AMC submitted that its filing of criminal complaints has yielded positive results and there was a rush for renewal of fire NOC by defaulters.

      But the court said, "Mere initiation of criminal prosecution or taking action by initiating a process other than not sealing the premises would not yield immediate results." The court said that AMC has got powers to seal the buildings in the absence of valid fire NOCs.

      The court further said, "When there are 26 commercial buildings without fire NOCs, it is high time that AMC not only initiates appropriate action to make them obtain fire NOCs but also seals such buildings."

      The court said that this was required to avoid any untoward incident or risk to the lives of occupants. "It would be most appropriate for the corporation to prevent such incidents rather than repenting after such an incident occurs," the court added while directing the civic body to take stringent action to make the buildings comply with fire safety rules.

      The petitioner in this case, advocate Amit Panchal, urged the HC for quick action because the issue has been at large before the court in different litigations for the past 22 years. He also alleged that the criminal complaints are being filed against a certain set of people.

      The AMC informed the HC that of the 10,468 highrises and community buildings, 1,416 were without fire NOCs. It had filed 45 criminal complaints against defaulters till date and urged the HC to direct the chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) to designate more courts so that the AMC could file complaints against buildings without fire NOCs.

      The judges said that they would issue necessary instructions while directing the CMM to immediately look into AMC's request for more designated courts.

      The government also submitted that out of 1,362 government schools across the state, 14 were without fire NOCs and 34 of the 78 government colleges did not comply with fire safety rules. It promised the HC to ensure they adhered to the rule within two months.

      The chief justice suggested that a huge penalty, 10 times more than what was imposed previously, could be imposed on the defaulters, "but the state has to come up with something", he insisted.

      The petitioner complained that the state government did not place details about its survey regarding violation of building bylaws in corporation areas.
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        Ahmedabad properties set to get unique address code

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        The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is in the advanced stage of inking an MoU with Google to help geotag every property in the city, such that a simple unique alphanumeric digital id will designate these properties to develop a 'Unique Address System' (UAS) for the city - similar to Google's 'Plus codes'.

        AHMEDABAD: Like the quintessential quick response (QR) code, search engine major Google will now provide a unique identity code for every property within the city - residential, commercial, chawls and special buildings listed within municipal limits.

        The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is in the advanced stage of inking an MoU with Google to help geotag every property in the city, such that a simple unique alphanumeric digital id will designate these properties to develop a 'Unique Address System' (UAS) for the city - similar to Google's 'Plus codes'.

        Once the UAS code is fed into Google Maps, it will help individuals' door-step delivery of food, and consignments, call ambulances and cabs, receive mail packages or even help people reach your address safely. These unique ids will be Amdavadis' new 'smart addresses'.

        Sources in the AMC said that the civic body had approached Google six months ago with the proposal to map city properties. Talks are on for the last six months, in which "critical issues" like those related to data privacy are being addressed. AMC has demanded that an MoU can be signed only if Google's India office is involved in the deal and not its California-based HQ.

        Google now has couple of Indian cities like Pune and Kolkata mapped with its Plus Code addresses.

        There are roughly more than 20 lakh properties of which, nearly 15 lakh are officially registered with the municipal corporation for property tax. UAN, or the property's unique addresses, are based on a set of 20 alphanumeric characters. They will not be case-sensitive, and they exclude vowels. The AMC may involve Google to assign codes for properties in a particular ward on a pilot basis.
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          Civic body to recharge lakes in Ahmedabad

          TNN / Updated: Jun 18, 2022, 09:59 IST


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          AHMEDABAD: The water supply and sewerage committee of the civic body has ordered a survey of all lakes in the city to chart out a plan to recharge them with rainwater. In a meeting of the committee held on Friday after discussions, Jatin Patel, chairman of the committee, instructed the officials to conduct the survey and then make a plan to recharge city lakes.

          Patel said that since March, the water supply and sewerage department has readied six overhead water tanks for the public. “One overhead tank is not yet operational in Vastral as the residents have not paid connection charges,” Patel said.

          In another meeting held by the roads and building committee, the commissioner was told that the civic body has completed 90% of its pre-monsoon preparedness plan.
          The committee also approved the proposal to construct 21 ‘pink toilets’ for women in the city.








          Civic Body To Recharge Lakes | Ahmedabad News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)
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            Ahmedabad: Manipur-Godhavi set to get 200-acre Olympics village & training facilities

            TNN / Updated: Jun 18, 2022, 05:32 IST


            A view of Manipur-Godhavi area

            AHMEDABAD: As part of the state government's ambitious Rs 4,118 crore project to create sports facilities in and around Ahmedabad with an eye to hosting the 2036 Olympics, Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) has planned an Olympics village and training facilities on 200 acres of land at Manipur-Godhavi near Bopal.

            Sources in AUDA said that as per earlier plans the government had planned a Games Village with apartments for sports persons in the periphery of Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Motera. However, as making changes in two TP schemes -- T in Motera-Koteshwar and TP 21 in Sabarmati area -- is taking time due to negotiations with plot owners, the authorities have decided to shift a major chunk of the planned games village to Manipur-Godhavi.

            AUDA sources said that to obtain land without any additional cost, the authority has planned to collect deducted pockets of land as per the town planning norms from various TP schemes located in around 400 ha land in Manipur-Godhavi area.









            Ahmedabad: Manipur-Godhavi set to get 200-acre Olympics village & training facilities | Ahmedabad News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)
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              Ahmedabad: Residential societies without fire NOCs may lose water, power connections

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              https://realty.economictimes.indiati...tions/92326701



              AMC has already drawn up a list of 247 residential highrises that had been slapped with notices, but still do not have fire NOCs.

              AHMEDABAD: From Monday onwards, if your residential society drags its feet on procuring a fire NOC or a fire safety certificate, you are at risk of losing your drainage, electricity, or municipal water supply connection.

              After almost a decade, following constant battering from the high court over failing to enforce the fire NOC law for highrises, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is compelled to take drastic measures like suspending civic connections to apartments and commercial buildings. A press release regarding the same was issued by the Ahmedabad Fire Safety and Emergency Services (AFES) on Sunday.

              AMC has already drawn up a list of 247 residential highrises that had been slapped with notices, but still do not have fire NOCs.

              "We will begin with cutting off the electricity supply and water connections of defaulting highrises. This way, societies will not be able to operate their borewells. In the second stage, even the drainage connections will be cut," says a senior AMC official.
              Not only residential societies and commercial buildings, but also several government-owned buildings do not have fire NOCs. The process for procuring fire NOCs should be simplified for citizens. AMC should maintain a list of office-bearers of residential societies and commercial buildings to whom automated timely reminders for fire NOCs can be sent. Societies should be made aware of certified agencies that conduct safety audit services in buildings. The civic complaints helpline should also record and process citizens’ requests for carrying out fire audits.TimesView
              Last month, the AMC had lodged 26 FIRs against commercial buildings that had not even applied for fire safety certification in the city.

              "We plan to begin our inspection this week. The provisions of Gujarat Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures (Amendment) Act, 2021 will be invoked against the violators," added the AMC official.

              The law stipulates that either the owner or the occupant of the property is required to procure the fire safety NOC or certification.
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                Ahmedabad civic body app pile: One for garbage soon

                TNN / Updated: Jun 20, 2022, 13:33 IST

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                AHMEDABAD: The civic body is launching yet another mobile application, this time to deal with litterbugs and absenteeism among its sanitation staff. The app will use GPS to mark the exact location of garbage-related incidents.

                According to the request for proposal (RFP) terms of the project, the app will consist of a fieldwork monitoring module, GPS-based attendance for sanitation staff, an on-the-spot m-challan for litterbugs, and a module for lodging complaints. There will be a facility to also access other services associated with solid-waste management.

                Over the past year, Amdavadis have lodged 14,916 complaints about the AMC sanitation staff being irregular in clearing garbage from access roads. Moreover, 28,216 complaints were filed about irregular door-to-door garbage collection from societies. Solid waste management complaints rank the third-highest on the AMC’s complaints’ list after drainage chokes and dysfunctional streetlights.

                Over the past five years, the AMC has launched several apps, some of which are yet to realize their full potential for public use. One and half years ago, the AMC had launched its own app for monitoring vaccinations; it is practically redundant. The AMC talks of integrated transport but maintains a separate app for BRTS called ‘Janyatra’, and an app for AMTS called ‘AMTS Official’.










                Amc App Pile: One For Garbage Soon | Ahmedabad News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)
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                  Chennai: Engineers told to inspect road work at midnight

                  Omjasvin M D / TNN / Updated: Jun 21, 2022, 09:42 IST


                  A file photo shows corporation officials inspecting a road at night. According to the minutes of a recent meeting, zonal officers must take pictures of their night inspections and send them to the corporation commissioner

                  CHENNAI: As complaints about fresh roads being laid without milling the old surface continue to pour in, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has directed its assistant engineers to be present during the re-laying works at midnight.

                  According to the minutes of a recent meeting, zonal officers must take pictures of their night inspections and send them to the city corporation commissioner.

                  Further, GCC has directed the regional deputy commissioner (central) and chief engineer (general) to inspect all the 14 road works that had milling issues in the Ambattur zone and file a report. Recently, the civic body put an executive engineer in the Manali zone on wait after complaints of non-milling were raised by anti-corruption NGO Arappor Iyakkam.

                  Ensuring compliance: Chief engineer (General) S Rajendiran said the engineers should ensure that the heat of the of the crushed stone (blue metal) and asphalt must be around 150-160 degree Celsius. “They have been asked to ensure that rolling is done properly, and there is adequate thickness of 40mm. The project management consultant will also inspect the roads,” he said.

                  Jayaram Venkatesan, convenor of Arappor Iyakkam, said if the corporation is asking the AEs to conduct inspections at midnight, then they must be allowed to work in shifts. “After working an entire day, if inspections are to be carried out at midnight, they may not do it properly. The corporation must recruit more people and adjust work timings,” he said.









                  Engineers Told To Inspect Road Work At Midnight | Chennai News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)
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                    Ahmedabad: Final warning given to 13 highrises for Fire NOC

                    TNN / Updated: Jun 23, 2022, 04:58 IST


                    AFES had issued final orders for disconnection to 821 blocks within residential societies and commercial complexes

                    AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) issued final orders to nine residential highrises and four commercial highrises on Wednesday, warning them that their water and electricity connections would be snapped if they failed to install fire safety equipment within their premises. Till Tuesday, AFES had issued final orders for disconnection to 821 blocks within residential societies and commercial complexes.

                    "The number of societies approaching us for fire NOC renewals have increased to 50 applications a day after the final orders were issued by the AMC," claims a senior AMC official.









                    Ahmedabad: Final warning given to 13 highrises for Fire NOC | Ahmedabad News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

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                      Missing comma in stamp duty jantri guidelines cause Gujarat to lose revenue worth crores

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                      https://realty.economictimes.indiati...rores/92413330



                      Since 2011, the owners of ‘non-agricultural (NA) open land’ within the AMC limits have been paying stamp duty meant for ‘revenue land’ located outside the municipal limits.

                      AHMEDABAD: A missing comma in a definition of the state’s stamp duty jantri guidelines, causing a misinterpretation at the office of the registrar of stamp duty, has led the government to collect duty seven times lower than sanctioned for land located within the city limits.

                      Since 2011, the owners of ‘non-agricultural (NA) open land’ within the AMC limits have been paying stamp duty meant for ‘revenue land’ located outside the municipal limits. Owing to the punctuation error, the state government has lost crores in revenue.

                      Jantri rates and stamp duty for land within the municipal limits are higher as a municipal corporation lays a town planning (TP) scheme. According to the revenue department’s July 14, 2016, notification, the state government had realized that the error of a ‘missing comma’ had crept into its 2011 jantri guidelines. According to the guidelines, the definition was read by officials as: “to collect jantri rates for land converted to non-agricultural included in town planning scheme.”

                      The notice had clarified that the definition should have a comma between “for land converted to non-agricultural” and “included in town planning scheme”.

                      This meant that all land that is included in an intended TP scheme will attract the same jantri rates whether or not it is converted into non-agricultural use. But revenue officials kept interpreting the rule in line with the 2011 clause.

                      The registrar of stamp duty officials bungled on land that was not yet converted into non-agricultural purpose and was located within the municipal limits where a TP scheme was to be laid.

                      For such land, they kept calculating lower jantri rates as prescribed for “agricultural land”. The jantri rates for land that is converted into non-agricultural purpose in a TP scheme are six to seven times higher than agricultural land’s.

                      The latest circular issued by the revenue department on June 8 has again stipulated that officers should calculate stamp duty after considering the final area as demarcated in ‘F Form’ of a plot in an intended TP scheme and consider it as non-agricultural tract. Now, 11 years after making the mistake and six years after the issuance of a correction in 2016 the government has once asserted through a circular that those misinterpreting the clause will be punished.

                      In the latest circular, the state government has instructed the registrar for stamp duty to collect non-agricultural open land jantri rates for an area on which an intent for a TP scheme has been declared. The circular has warned of penalties and departmental action if officers misinterpret the jantri guidelines.
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