After a five storey building collapsed in Narhe, Pimpari Chinchwad in October last, Pune Diretrict Administration started survey as to legality of buildings. Out of 56,512 building surveyed only 9,116 buildings were having proper documents and permissions along with NA Permissions, Plan Passed by concerned authorities. Rest 47,861 buildings do not have documents nor permissions. Of these 1,672 buildings were found illegal, according to the Pune District Administration officials who were doing surveys.
Pune District Collector Saurabh Rao said about 5,600 notices has been prepared so far. “The inspection teams have already issued notices to builders and society members of 5,100 buildings,” he said.
As many as 133 teams are collecting data about the constructions in the fringe villages. The administration has surveyed buildings in 877 villages across the district. The main thrust, however, remains on villages in Haveli, Mulshi, Maval and Khed, Kharadi. All these areas are spread in fringes of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad.
Adding to this, The Collector said that the teams are collecting data of every building that has been built after 2009. Of the notices issued so far, the administration has received reply in only 654 cases. Data entry of over 2,777 buildings has been completed.
Building-to-building survey was still on in fringe areas which are out of jurisdictions of corporations of Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The teams will be able to ascertain the legality of the buildings on the basis of the data collected during the drive. It also includes Lonawala and Khandala areas including Talegaon, Chakan, Kamshet and Tungarli
The district administration will classify buildings in three categories to help officials decide further course of action. The first category will have buildings with NA and building permission, while second category would have buildings with NA permission but no building permission. The third category will include all the constructions which don’t possess any of the two permits.