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    Monitoring of garbage collection goes online


    TNN | Jan 10, 2021, 13:19 IST







    CHENNAI: From now, don’t be surprised if an additional battery-operated vehicle is deployed to your area, based on the demand, to collect garbage.

    Urbaser Sumeet, the contractor in-charge of conservancy operations in seven zones of Greater Chennai Corporation, will now be able to monitor on a real-time basis, the collection of garbage, whether the battery-operated vehicles are on the earmarked route, the number of trips and the emptying of bins by compactor vehicles from a command and control centre.

    Such a centre with a dashboard showing all the compactor and battery-operated vehicles was inaugurated in Alandur on Friday. It will be able to monitor all the vehicles on the city map.

    This will enable the agency to cater to any sudden increase in demand for garbage collection in a particular area, based on requests or weight of waste that is generated, said a senior official.

    Corporation commissioner G Prakash said even residents will be able to monitor the movement of vehicles through the dashboard on the corporation website and complain about abnormalities.

    Urbaser Summet is incharge of conservancy operations across Teynampet, Kodambakkam, Valasaravakkam, Alandur, Adyar, Perungudi and Sholinganallur zones, collecting garbage from houses, shops and bulk waste generators across 16,600 streets under 92 wards.

    In case of a complaint received from a resident, an official said, staff manning the control centre would be able to check automated data on whether the garbage collection happened in a correct manner and then cross-verify it with the on-field workforce.

    The dashboard would provide data on how many minutes a particular vehicle has spent at the designated garbage pick-up location as well, giving an idea of the efficiency of the operation.

    In another situation, in case of additional generation of garbage in a particular ward or street, more vehicles can be sent there, he said. “We will be able to cater to conservancy requests based on realtime data rather than manual ones,” he added. It would also give the agency an idea about productivity and optimal use of the staff and vehicles. The company plans to introduce an app-based grievance redressal system.

    The control centre has trained professionals. The corporation will also be able to check the conservancy operations on a real-time basis sitting in tye headquarters at Ripon Buildings, an official said.












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      South Indian cement players accuse builers bodies' of spreading false information

      SICMA president N Srinivasan said cement constituted just 2% of the total construction cost, which could not have any impact on pushing the construction cost.
      CHENNAI: Cement manufacturers in south India have denied that cartelisation is leading to a spike in the prices of cement. They alleged that developers' bodies are spreading false information.

      Briefing reporters in Chennai on Monday, South India Cement Manufacturers Association (SICMA) president N Srinivasan said cement constituted just 2% of the total construction cost, which could not have any impact on pushing the construction cost.

      "In fact, builders get cement at lesser prices. Even if cement price increases, it will raise the construction cost only by 1%," he said.

      According to SICMA, cement rates are market-driven and available for prices ranging from Rs 270 to Rs 420 per bag with each bag weighing 50 kg in the retail market.

      Various developers' bodies have been charging that the cement prices have been jacked up at least by Rs 100 per bag which led to a rise in construction cost.











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        Can't stop demolition of illegal buildings in coastal zone: Madras HC

        The court asserted that the scope of judicial review in respect of the powers exercised by the statutory authorities is very limited, more so when the violation falls under Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and aquifer recharge area.
        CHENNAI: In an unwelcome development for hundreds of buildings along East Coast Road (ECR), the Madras high court has refused to stay demolition of an unauthorised commercial building at Kottivakkam.

        The court asserted that the scope of judicial review in respect of the powers exercised by the statutory authorities is very limited, more so when the violation falls under Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and aquifer recharge area.

        “The petitioners, in a brazen violation of the procedures established under law, started putting up a wholly unauthorised construction in the form of ground plus two additional floors, which his likely to be used for commercial exploitation,” a division bench of Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice A A Nakkiran said.

        The court made the observations while dismissing a plea moved by A Muthumalai and M Mahalakshmi challenging the lock and seal order issued by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) dated February 10, 2020 against their property constructed in Kottivakkam.

        According to the petitioners, they purchased the property in 1981 and applied for planning approval in 1995. However, the approval was rejected since the land was part of an unapproved layout.

        Subsequently, in 1999 they applied for regularisation of the construction through a regularisation scheme under the Town and Country Planning Act which is still pending consideration. Despite the pending approval, the CMDA sealed the building, the petitioners alleged.

        However, CMDA submitted that no application for building regularisation under section 13-A of the Town and Country Planning Act had been filed and it was also not available on the file.

        It added the building is wholly unauthorised construction in the form of ground and two floors of commercial building and that there is no document to prove that they are in existence since 1999.

        Recording the submissions, the bench cited various Supreme Court judgements which had frowned upon the illegal acts of the concerned persons in putting up unauthorised constructions.

        “In the considered opinion of the court, the scope of judicial review in respect of the powers exercised by the statutory authorities, is very limited and having tested the order in the light of the well settled legal proposition, finds no error or infirmity in the impugned order,” the court said.













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          Act firm on illegal buildings on government land: Madras HC

          The judges observed that a loud and clear message has to be sent to the local people or political big shots that they cannot put up unauthorised constructions in revenue or public land across the state.
          • TNN
          • January 19, 2021, 18:00 IST
          Madras high court


          MADURAI: The state government has to have a sense of discipline and uniformly demolish all unauthorised structures in revenue and public land, the Madras high court has said, and asked the government to submit a comprehensive report on a plea seeking to remove unauthorised statues in public places and road margins across the state.

          A division bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and justice M M Sundresh observed that unauthorised constructions, including religious or political statues are springing up in the revenue land parcels in the state.

          The judges observed that a loud and clear message has to be sent to the local people or political big shots that they cannot put up unauthorised constructions in revenue or public land across the state.

          The judges further observed that before putting up any statue proper permission should be obtained from the authorities concerned. The judges asked the government to take a comprehensive view in this matter and sought a report in this regard.

          The court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by V Vaira Sekar, a resident of Thanjavur district on Monday. The petitioner stated that such unauthorised statues which are situated in the public places and road margins also causes traffic congestion and cause hindrance to the people.












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            Original housing project's facilities not to be shared with others: TNREAT

            The order assumes significance as it prevents promoters from opening up facilities meant for one phase of homebuyers to annexes that come up in future.
            CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Real Estate Appellate Tribunal (TNREAT) observed that amenities and facilities that exclusively belong to a particular project cannot be shared or integrated with others.

            The order assumes significance as it prevents promoters from opening up facilities meant for one phase of homebuyers to annexes that come up in future.

            The issue pertains to Ananya’s Nana Nani Homes Phase III at Thaliyur in Coimbatore. While the housing project with villas has common facilities such as temple, indoor games, gym and swimming pool, a resident moved the TNREAT accusing the promoter of violating the construction agreement by promoting these amenities and facilities of the original project to homebuyers of Annexe I and II of Phase III. The complainant also claimed that that a compound wall was demolished.

            In its order, the tribunal said, “We make it clear that they (promoters) will not allow facilities and amenities duly given for the original project to be utilised or enjoyed by anyone other than the residents/owners of the original project."

            However, the developer stressed that the vision of the promoter was to be a ‘caretaker’ of retired/senior citizens. The demolition of the compound wall of the original project would not affect the complainant nor any of the residents as it would only help in achieving the very purpose behind the project — Delivering services to the elderly residents within a short span of time. Further, according to the promoter, most residents of original project had suggested demolishing the wall for easy delivery of services. The promoter added that residents of the original project also suggested using the entry/exit gates of the annexe projects as the original Phase III project has only one entry/exit gate, which proved inadequate.

            The tribunal, however, directed the promoter to reconstruct the compound wall.











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              Tamil Nadu extends regularisation of unapproved layout and plots scheme till Feb end

              Yogesh Kabirdoss | Jan 25, 2021, 20:52 IST

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              CHENNAI: In a surprising development, the Tamil Nadu government has extended the regularisation of unapproved layout and plot scheme till February 28, 2021 more than two years after the scheme ended. The one-time amnesty scheme to regularise unauthorised plots - The Tamil Nadu Regularisation of Unapproved Layouts and Plots Rules, 2017 - was launched in May 2017 and closed in November 2018.

              In an order on Monday, the housing and urban development department has announced that the scheme has been extended to provide an opportunity to those who missed to apply in the past. The order further said that there were representations from various organizations to provide an opportunity for those who could not apply in areas falling under the directorate of town and country planning.

              A similar letter seeking to extend the scheme was received from the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) to provide an opportunity for the innocent purchasers. Accordingly, the housing and urban development department has extended the scheme till February 28, 2021, which can be applied only online.








              Tamil Nadu extends regularisation of unapproved layout and plots scheme till Feb end | Chennai News - Times of India (indiatimes.com)

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