Seal 26 highrise commercial buildings sans fire NOC: Gujarat high court

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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.

 

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.