Unauthorized Colonies
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In a recent development, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation has planned to bring down the illegal and unauthorized construction under its jurisdiction.

Firhad Hakim, Mayor, Kolkata Municipal Corporation informed that the civic body has taken a decision to get stringent actions against the illegal constructions and establishment in the city. He further said that the building department is presently working on the same issue.

Recently, the building department of the Kolkata civic body issued a notice to the building in 67 ward number for having an illegal development. The department of building also formed a monitoring cell to keep a tab on the entire issue and also has a list of approximately 700 unauthorized buildings all over the city.

The officials of the building department, Kolkata Municipal Corporation said that it is largely seen that few portions of the establishments are not developed according to the building laws. In these cases, we have to ascertain that the small portions can get regularized or not according to the existing building laws.

The officials also said that this is, however, a separate issue to discuss as the complete floors are being developed in case of encroachment and illegal building.

The building department said that the demolition of such illegal construction is important for the safety of buildings.