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    Oppn puts NMC in troubled waters during GB meeting

    Proshun Chakraborty| TNN | Updated: May 20, 2018, 06:34 IST
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    NAGPUR: The opposition parties in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Saturday cornered the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the civic administration’s failure for equal distribution of water.

    Mayor Nanda Jichkar had convened the NMC’s special general body meeting to discuss problems of contaminated drinking water supply and water crisis. Corporators from all parties had vociferously raised the issue.

    Congress corporators staged a protest against the NMC’s inaction against Orange City Water (OCW), the private agency entrusted with ensuring 24x7 water supply across the city, and water works department officials over contaminated, low pressure and no water supply in many areas.

    Accusing the ruling party of having no control over the administration, senior Congress corporator Praful Gudadhe urged the mayor to find out the reason behind citizens’ using booster pumps to draw water instead of taking action against them. “The administration should take similar action against OCW for supplying contaminated and low pressure water,” he said.

    Former mayor Pravin Datke opposed Gudadhe’s demand of not taking action against residents using booster pumps. The mayor also asked Gudadhe to sit down as he exceeded time assigned to him to voice his views in the House. This irked Gudadhe and other Congress corporators who then stormed the well of the House.

    Mayor adjourned the meeting after Congress corporators turned aggressive and also staged a dharna in front of the well.

    The water crisis could not be discussed during the meeting, as the mayor adjourned the meet immediately amid aggressive opposition protest.

    The mayor, along with water works committee chairman Pintu Zalke, conducted review meetings at zone levels. She said most of the problems were sorted out at the zonal-level meetings itself. “There were only a handful corporators who raised the water issues in the House,” she explained.

    Jichkar ordered the municipal commissioner to inquire into the delay in issuing work orders related to cleaning of wells. Congress corporators Darshana Dhawad, Kamlesh Choudhari, Harish Gwalbanshi claimed that the civic administration has failed to make alternative water arrangements by cleaning wells.

    Dhawad accused the water works department of ignoring complaints of Congress corporators. She also cited examples of her request to clean three public wells in her ward since August 2017. “The department not only ignored my request but also cleaned wells when requested by a BJP corporator,” she claimed.

    Tanaji Wanve, leader of opposition, slammed the mayor and ruling party leader Sandip Joshi, for adjourning the House on Saturday without discussing water shortage in the city. The Congress leader said that BJP was not interested in discussing the issue, which was of great importance to the city. He said that there were lot of problems in water distribution system of the city. He also ridiculed the mayor of not putting the action taken report of her zone-level review meetings.

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      Encroachments near rly station gate removed

      TNN | Updated: May 20, 2018, 06:11 IST
      The anti-encroachment squad first razed an illegal durgah constructed on footpath. A drive was also carried ou... Read More

      Nagpur: The anti-encroachment squad of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on Saturday cleared the periphery of Nagpur railway station east gate by seizing a truckload of material from encroachers.

      According to officials from NMC’s enforcement department, motorists travelling on east Nagpur railway station road were facing severe hardships due to encroachments.

      On Saturday, the anti-encroachment squad first razed an illegal durgah constructed on footpath. A drive was also carried out on road between Jaistamb Square and Shrimohini Complex to Kasturchand Park.

      Later, the squad razed illegal structure of one Narayan Paunikar, who has constructed a portion of his house on public road at Binkar Colony in Tandapeth under Satranjipura zone. Paunikar along with few residents tried to prevent the demolition action.

      The squad then removed hawkers from Mahal Chowk to Itwari Post Office Road to Dosar Bhavan Chowk to Ramjhula Square. Two truckload material along with four handcarts were seized.

      Assistant municipal commissioner Ashok Patil, enforcement inspector Sanjay Kambleand other officials led the drive.

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        NMC asks Empress Mall to remove all 44 stalls

        Ashish Roy| tnn | Updated: May 20, 2018, 06:23 IST

        NAGPUR: Fire department of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has issued a notice to Empress Mall asking it to remove all the 44 stalls on its premises by Monday else police complaint would be lodged against the owners.

        An official of Ganjipeth fire station said that these temporary structures were located on ground, first and third floor. “There are none on the second floor. These stalls sell toys, artificial jewellery, food items etc. There is no provision for them in the building plan,” he added.

        According to the officer, the stalls blocked the passage in the mall. “In case of a fire, people should have enough space to rush towards the exit. These stalls will create bottlenecks in such a situation,” he said.

        Chief fire officer Rajendra Uchake will conduct an inspection of the mall on Monday. “If stalls are not removed by then we will take further action,” said the official.

        NMC had admitted before the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court last month that it had found many illegalities and discrepancies in the construction of Empress Mall, including that of fire safety and unauthorized construction. NMC had conducted an inspection of entire structure on January 28. Accordingly, a notice was issued to KSL Industries under Section 6 of the Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety Measures Act, 2006.

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          ‘Mitigation measures only solution to avoid wildlife road kills’

          Vijay Pinjarkar| TNN | Updated: May 20, 2018, 06:09 IST
          WII scientist Dr Bilal Habib has been involved in field research on carnivores in India since 2001

          Nagpur: With road development at its peak in the state, there is spurt in death of wild animals including tigers and leopards due to speeding vehicles. The threat of poaching is always there with electrocution and road kills turning to be the biggest. TOI spoke with Dehradun-based WildlifeInstitute of India (WII) scientist Dr Bilal Habib on the burning issue.

          Habib is a recipient of the prestigious UNESCO MAB Young Scientist Award for developing monitoring program involving local communities. His work is cited in several contemporary conservation publications. Habib has been involved in field research on carnivores in India since 2001. His main interest lies in understanding conservation challenges faced by large carnivores in changing scenario.

          Excerpts from an interview...

          Q. Of late, there is spurt in wild animal kills on roads?

          A. There is no authentic and organized data available to actually confirm whether there is an increase or decrease in road kills. However, in the recent past, Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) and Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) developed apps to involve citizens for recording road kills. The initial data from these initiatives is alarming. According to WCT, it recorded 800 animal kills while the RoadWatch website of WTI shows 873 road kills (343 reptiles, 203 mammals, 113 birds, 126 amphibians, & 88 unidentified) since the app was launched earlier this year. It is possible that the extent of road kills was similar, greater or lesser in the past. It is only due to spatial coverage of data collection through these apps and due to the advent of social media that more and more incidents of road kills are coming to the fore. I agree the situation is indeed grave and alarming.

          Q. Do you have figures to quantify how many animals died in road and railway kills?

          A. There is no single unified database available for this. All records lie scattered in forest range offices across the country. Further, the data collected through apps get divided since these are two different ones launched by separate NGOs. Therefore, anyone seeking to compile a nationwide inventory of roadkill data would have to consolidate data from different sources. It would be good if a unified platform for data collection is launched in which citizen scientists and forest departments could feed data. Digitizing nationwide range-level roadkill/train mortality data collected over the years by the state forest departments would also help decipher trends in these incidents over the years. I feel when conservation is a common goal, stakeholders cannot afford diluted, deflected and competing efforts.

          Q. WII had done studies on mitigation measures? How has it helped?

          A. WII has proposed mitigation measures to address road-induced impacts on wildlife in the country. Road ecology as a subject in India is emerging as a challenging discipline. Till date, WII has proposed mitigation measures on NH-7 & NH-6 in Central India. The mitigation measures on NH7 (Pench-Maharashtra section) are under construction and may be ready in a year or so. We believe that these measures are best in the world. We are of the opinion that all the road upgradation projects or new proposals should involve services of road ecologists at DPR stage so that all these issues are sorted out before planning/upgradation of roads.

          Q. But mitigation was possible as NGOs knocked court doors?

          A. Yes, that is true but now that wildlife mitigation is in place the issue is resolved.

          Q. With wildlife numbers in Central Indian landscape very high, how can we save the situation?

          A. Central India today is home to about 688 tigers in 19 tiger reserves according to All India Tiger Monitoring Report 2015. With increasing protection, wildlife in these PAs is increasing in numbers and coming out of PAs, thus increasing probability of wild animals coming across human infrastructure such as roads. The connectivity between the reserves is challenged because of linear projects like roads, railway and power lines, urban sprawl and mining. In such a fragmented landscape, it is imminent that tigers, leopards and other wildlife would encounter roads more often as they are known to traverse large distances once they disperse to establish territories. It is the mortality of young, fit, dispersing individuals that takes a toll on a population. Wildlife-vehicle encounters are only bound to increase. To maintain integrity of Central Indian Landscape (CIL), and avoid human and wildlife mortalities and other losses, it is vital to have mitigation measures at specific places for wildlife movement across the landscape.

          Q. Tadoba, Bor, Melghat, Nagzira-Navegaon are being cut off from all sides due to road widening? Any immediate solutions?

          A. No. A lot of people propose temporary solutions such as rumble strips, speed breakers etc. They reduce the speed of the vehicle thereby increasing time spent by the vehicle on the road and creating a barrier effect for the animals. All such areas where connectivity is expected to get compromised must be prioritized for mitigation measures. The only short-term measure is to reduce traffic volume during peak hour of animal activity.

          Q. PWD, NHAI say roads are widened as per right of way?

          A. Land is a much coveted resource for development and conservation, and diversion of forest land for a right-of-way (ROW) is a contentious issue. The ROW is primarily meant to be used by the infrastructure agency for upkeep and maintenance. ROW should be for ecological recognition, which is not being done. Although it may be argued that no more forest land should be diverted for road-building, a sufficient ROW is vital for roads expected to be crossed by animals. This gives the animals an adequate view of the on-road traffic and enables careful decision-making. Therefore, considering these implications for behaviour of animals attempting to cross the roads, provisions for adequate road verges should be ensured, given other mitigation measures and crossing structures are in place.

          Q. How can drivers avoid accidents with wildlife? What if a crash is inevitable?

          A. When peak traffic hours overlap with peak activity times of animals, the chances of animal mortality increases manifold. During these hours, speed limits on road stretches prone to roadkill should be strictly imposed and monitored. Such speed reduction would help increase the reaction time of a driver who can then apply brakes as and when required. However, such measures are futile in high traffic segments where such speed restrictions would only increase the barrier effect. In such areas, the number of vehicles also needs to be restricted.

          Q. Who is responsible for the mess? Forest departments or user agencies?

          A. Putting the blame on the department or the user agency seems to be out of context. As a society, everybody is at fault. All metropolises and developing towns have good education and job opportunities within their reach, leading to more purchasing power. According to a recent study by the Cornell University and University of Texas in 3 metro cities of India, 53% of households owned/leased both 2-wheelers and 4-wheelers (respondents with an annual average household income of over Rs10 lakh). The same study also predicted that the per capita vehicle ownership in these metro cities would almost triple in the next 15 years. Road and infrastructure development are a result of demand for development, and driven by socio-economic imperatives. However, ensuring that critical corridors and habitats are protected from destruction and fragmentation is in our hands, and we need to make certain that road upgradation and development includes stakeholders from the conservation community for the appropriate inclusion of biodiversity concerns into these plans. This would require a healthy collaboration between the Central government ministries, user agencies, forest departments, conservation scientists, NGOs and the media, instead of playing the blame game. For user agency, investment for safeguarding corridors should be like safeguarding own future.

          Q. With population and vehicle numbers going up, what needs to be done?

          A. For long-term conservation in the CIL, it is imperative that vital corridors remain intact. Only long-term solution to this problem is permanent mitigation measures. As of now, there is no other technology suitable for Indian conditions that could help avoid animal-vehicle collisions.

          Q. Should road agencies have rescue units for animals?

          A. That is a good suggestion. The user agency in collaboration with the forest department can think of road patrols and should have joint rescue centres in areas which are critical corridor areas prone to road kills.

          Q. Roads are being widened in areas where WII itself has authenticated corridors?

          A: We are of the opinion that if the existing roads are kept as such, it is more detrimental and damaging to wildlife. Road upgradation should be considered as an opportunity to mitigate or reverse the existing problem. The corridors identified by WII in Eastern Vidarbha Landscape (EVL) are critical for long-term conservation. Proper mitigation measures should be put in place in areas identified as corridors.

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            Court had passed strictures against authorities. Yet, no action taken

            As early as 2014, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) about leachate pollution at the city’s municipal solid waste dumping site at Bhandewadi.

            “The leachate collection system is not operating properly due to which the toxic leachate is finding its way into environment,” the board stated in an affidavit submitted to the Pune bench of NGT. The board had also observed that the waste was dumped all over the area without processing.

            The green court was hearing a petition filed by five residential societies which expressed grievances regarding improper and unscientific operations at the dumping site. “It is resulting in serious air and water pollution, posing a serious health hazard to a large population,” the petition stated.

            In the petition, it was also highlighted that a buffer zone having a desirable limit of minimum 500 meters was not maintained and this led to significant residential growth in surrounding areas. However, as per an affidavit which was then submitted by the Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), there was no buffer (no-development) zone shown in the revised Development Plan of the city.

            Following this, creating a buffer no-development zone under the scientific assistance of Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) was also directed by the court. “It is averred that development of such a buffer zone is likely to get some opposition from the local residents, as their development rights will be affected,” the court’s order had stated.

            Against the court’s directives, the civic body failed in maintaining the buffer zone. “The dumping area kept expanding and the garbage went closer to human habitation,” said the residents of Deshpande layout. Members of the society, under the banner of Deshpande Jansamsaya Niwaran Samiti, were one of the applicants.

            In its affidavit, NIT had stated that it did not regularize or sanction any layout under the scheme of regularization within 500m buffer zone from the compost depot. “We carried out survey of unauthorized constructions, which are not regularized under the Maharashtra Gunthewari Developments (Regularization, Up-gradation and Control) Act, 2001. The unauthorized layouts have come up in Bhandewadi and Wathoda within 500m radius of existing compost depot before 2001,” it stated.

            Asim Sarode, who was the counsel in this case, said that it was NMC’s duty to prevent such encroachments. “Being a custodian, the civic body should have protected the buffer zone,” he said.

            Sarode added that the unscientific dumping of garbage has “permanently” polluted the groundwater of the area. “It is the duty of the state government to rehabilitate the affected people,” he said.

            Residents of Deshpande layout said that the civic agencies are in contempt of the court’s order. “The situation at Bhandewadi is worsening day-by-day. Under such circumstances, we will knock the doors of court again,” they added.

            As per Sarode, an execution petition can be filed in NGT for the non-execution of the earlier order. “Failure in complying with the tribunal's order is punishable with imprisonment that can extend to three years or a fine up to ten crore rupees or both,” he said.

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              Water ATM soon at Bhandewadi

              Nagpur: Safe drinking water, which has been a far-off dream for thousands of people living around the Bhandewadi dumping yard, might come true soon.

              Responding favourably to their pleas, guardian minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said that a potable water ATM will be set-up in the area. Speaking to TOI, Bawankule said that the plant would come-up at Bidgaon, which is barely a kilometer away from dumping site of city’s municipal solid waste.

              Bawankule added that he plans to use funds procured from corporate social responsibility of some private companies. “I have approached some and the final order should get passed in the coming ten days,” he said.

              According to the minister, the plant will cost around Rs 12 lakh and will be based on ultra-filtration technology. Similar to Reverse Osmosis (RO), ultrafiltration is a process which separates suspended solids, solutes and bacteria and viruses to produce water with high purity.

              Once the plant is set-up, Bawankule plans to hand it over to women self-help groups. “Drinking water will be sold at a nominal price of Rs 5 for 20 litres. We want to ensure that clean drinking water reaches to every stratum,” the minister added.

              In the last one year, Bawankule has dedicated such water filter ATMS at many villages in the region. TOI had earlier reported how against the packaged drinking water, these ATMs are providing safe and low-cost drinking water to many rurals.

              Bidgaon is one of the areas which is worst affected due to contamination of groundwater. Since years, residents have been suffering from various health problems relating to stomach, kidney, skin and other diseases like jaundice and typhoid.

              Recently, TOI had collected water samples from few borewells in the area and got them tested in a private laboratory. Results showed that some parameters were higher than permissible limits and the water was unsafe for drinking.

              On the minister’s assurance, residents said that they have been hearing such promises since last 3-4 years. “Since two years we are being told that a water ATM will come up in our area but nothing happened. Few years back, we demanded a drinking water pipeline but no steps were taken. Ministers only visit our area when elections are near,” they said.

              Apart from water contamination, the health of these residents is also at stake due to toxic air. TOI has been repeatedly reporting how the massive air pollution caused due to burning of all kinds of waste. “The minister’s priority should also be to tackle this problem. We deserve to breathe clean air,” they said.

              Bawankule was hopeful that the waste-to-energy plant will solve waste management problems at Bhandewadi. The real problem, however, is the existing over 100 crore kilograms of solid waste which is frequently on fire. “We are exploring ways to get rid of it,” said Bawankule.


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                ‘True aim of vastu shastra is to bring happiness’

                TNN | Updated: May 21, 2018, 05:50 IST
                NAGPUR: Citizens from all walks of life attended a session where Vastu expert Vimal Jhajharia shared the basics of Vastu Shastra, the ancient Hindu tradition of architecture, at Chitnavis Centre, on Saturday. Radhika De and Yogita Chaudhari from Chitnavis Centre organized the talk under their programme ‘Parampara’.

                Jhajharia, during the session, explained the root of the word ‘vastu’, ‘vas’ meaning to live and ‘tu’ being the lord and his energy. He believed that Vastu Shastra was all about combining the right kinds of energy through the direction of its flow and this energy in turn affects our daily lives. He believed that modification and destruction in the homes/workplaces was not necessary to undo all problems. But, simple solutions like using colourology to balance the energy disequilibrium can be really useful.

                Jhajharia’s said his father too studied Vastu and his interest was only piqued through him. He then went on to learn from the Himalayan Yogi Swami Murghananda Saraswati who also taught him how to use the Shankha or conch to purify the energy of a space.

                Through his funny anecdotes and an interactive session, the audience was engaged throughout. He explained the importance of the four directions in Vastu and of the five elements (Panchatatva) sky, air, fire, water and Earth in making up our world. He believed the ultimate goal of Vastu is to bring happiness and personal growth. Vastu according to him contains a sea of knowledge that has more realms of meaning waiting to be discovered.

                Speaking to TOI Jhajharia said, “I have travelled six continents to deliver my talks and have been on several radio shows too, it is very heartening to see that this science is being met with so much acceptance all over the world.”

                The audience in an open session then asked Jhajharia questions related to their homes and he provided possible solutions to them.

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                  Widened NH takes its toll: Sloth bear, spotted deer killed

                  Mazhar Ali| TNN | Updated: May 21, 2018, 05:58 IST Bear dead in accidents on Chandrapur-Brahmapuri road

                  CHANDRAPUR: Speeding vehicles knocked dead a sloth bear and spotted deer in separate accidents on Chandrapur-Brahmapuri road under Chichpalli and Saoliranges on Sunday morning. This road has been recently declared as national highway and its widening and strengthening work is underway through forest patches without undertaking any mitigation measures.

                  A sub-adult female sloth bear was knocked dead by an unidentified vehicle under compartment No. 356 in Mahadwadi beat during the early hours of Sunday. The bear had sustained injuries on its head and had died after walking a few feet aside the road. Special Tiger Protection Force personnel found the carcass while patrolling and informed the local officers, who in turn shifted the body to Chandrapurtransit treatment centre for postmortem.

                  In yet another incident on the same road ahead, an unidentified speeding vehicle knocked dead a spotted deer on Mul-Sindewahi stretch passing through forest compartment No. 317 of Saoli range. Officials claimed that the male deer had collapsed around 20 feet away after being hit by the vehicle head-on. This is third such hit-and-run case on the same road in Saoli range in four months. Earlier this month, a leopard was killed under a speeding vehicle in Lohara forest.

                  The speed of vehicles on the road has increased after the National Highway Authority of India started road widening work a few months ago. Despite objection and protest by wildlife activists to avoid road widening and cutting of trees in the eco-sensitive zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, the road widening work has continued unabated. State wildlife board member Bandu Dhotre emphasized the need for taking up mitigation measures while widening and strengthening of the road. “Speed of vehicles on newly widened road has increased, taking its toll on the wildlife,” he said.


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                    People block roads for hours at various places in Yavatmal over water crisis

                    TNN | Updated: May 21, 2018, 05:35 IST
                    The agitators sat on the road with empty pots and shouted slogans against the government and district administration

                    YAVATMAL: Despite efforts by the district administration, the drinking water crisis in Yavatmalcity flared up on Sunday. People came out on the streets in the scorching sun, and blocked roads at several places, bringing traffic to a grinding halt for over four hours. An employee of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran was allegedly beaten up by some protesters.

                    Residents of Old Wadgaon area staged a road blockade on the road leading to Arni, while residents of village Bhosa blocked the National Highway between Bori and Tulzapur.

                    The agitators, men, women and children of all ages, had only one demand, ‘We want water’. The agitators sat on the road with empty pots and shouted slogans against the government and district administration.

                    Deputy chairman of state legislative council Manikrao Thakre rushed to the site and tried to pacify the angry mob. He said that he was keeping a close watch over the situation, and tried thrice to get more details from the administration, but the response was not satisfactory.

                    When one of the employees of Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP), the water supplying agency, appeared on the scene and made some loose statements, the mob thrashed him. The police have registered criminal offences against over 150 agitators under various sections of IPC and Mumbai Police Act.

                    A municipal council member, Dinesh Goharkar, alleged that chief officer Anil Adhagale is ignoring their demand to increase tankers in all wards.

                    “With 60-70 localities in each prabhag, it is difficult to deliver water to all areas by a single tanker,” he said, adding even municipal council employees were now supplying water.

                    “MJP has spent lakhs to lay a pipeline between MIDC filtration plant and Darda Nagar storage tank. But the entire exercise has been rendered futile, Goharkar said, due to a fault in the pipeline.

                    The council has acquired 12 tanks with capacity of 24,000 litres from Shirdi Temple Trust, but they too are inadequate to cater to the water needs of the people.

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                      All plots should get extra FSI in Metro corridor: Builders

                      Ashish Roy| TNN | Updated: May 21, 2018, 06:10 IST

                      NAGPUR: City builders are not satisfied with the amended transit oriented development (TOD) policy of state urban development ministry (UD) for Nagpur Metro Rail corridor and have sought further relaxation.

                      The Nagpur unit of Credai has submitted a memorandum to UD in this regard. The ministry had earlier amended the TOD policy on request of builders.

                      TOD policy is vital for the success of Nagpur Metro. If more people live along Metrocorridor, the ridership of the mass transit system will be higher. In addition, MahaMetro will earn 50% premium on extra floor to space index (FSI).

                      Earlier, UD had permitted open balconies in marginal spaces on request of builders. The balconies will be allowed in buildings leaving minimum three metres distance from the plot boundaries.

                      Anil Nair, city president of Credai, said that at present extra FSI was not permissible on plots on roads having width less than 9 metre. “We want the government to sanction a FSI of 1.5 on narrow roads and on plots of any size. Many roads in the Metro Rail corridor area are narrow and residents should not be deprived of benefit of the policy,” he added.

                      As per the present policy lift wells with machine rooms, refuge areas, voids, service floor, entrance lobbies and lobbies of the building in will not be counted in FSI. The builders want that all passages on all floors should also be free of FSI.

                      “The TOD policy only mentions the side margins. There is no mention of the front margin. We have, therefore, suggested that the front margin should be fixed on the basis of road width and building height. It should be 6 metres for road width of 9 metres and building height of 24 metres, 9 metres for road width of 12 metres and building height of up to 50 metres, 12 metre margin for road width of 18 metre and building height of between 50 metre and 70 metre and 12 metre for road width of 18 metre and building height of above 70 metre respectively,” said Nair.

                      “In cases when ever relaxation in height is required, it can be given by paying relaxation charges as precedence. The height of the building should be fully regulated by front road of higher width in case of double frontage or corner plots,” he added.

                      Nair further said that if 3 metres strip was left for public parking or pedestrian pathway requirement of visitor parking should be down away with.

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