BDA Denies Permission To Builder For Non-Compliance Of Drainage Plan For Proposed Structure

Bhubaneswar: The Development Plan and Building Plan (DPBP) Committee of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) denied permission to a commercial complex in Rudrapur mouza under the city limits on Thursday asking for compliance of proper drainage plan for the proposed structure.

This is the first case of denying building plan to a project, following the strict approval mechanism to be followed by the planning wings of BDA and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), to contain waterlogging and urban flooding within the Capital city limits.

The Basement+Ground+ three (B+G+3) storey commercial structures in Rudrapur mouza of Kesab Madhab Infrastructure Private Limited was proposed to be developed on an area of 1.030 acres with a total built up area of 10,191.24 square metres.

Meanwhile, during a field visit to Gauri Nagar Lane-1, the Team BMC on Friday sought issuance of Stop Construction notice to the developer of a duplex apartment complex, as it was blocking storm water of the nearby areas. The notice would be effective till the drainage problem is solved permanently.

The Enforcement Cell of BDA would also be asked to visit the spot and take measurements for identifying the deviations of structures in the Gouri Nagar area, resulting in blockage of the flow of storm water.

In the wake of severe waterlogging in many low-lying areas including the ecologically sensitive zones (ESZ), BDA has come forward with a proposal to stop development activities in the areas if the project lacks proper drainage system in place.

It can be mentioned here that as the citizens are facing a difficult time due to incessant monsoon showers, 13 nodal BMC officials are touring the city to assess the difficulties including drainage issues in the localities. The names of the sub-zones include Info City, XIMB area, Vani Vihar, Kuakhai, Khandagiri, ISKCON area, OUAT, Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar Smart District, Sachivalaya Marg, Cuttack Road area, Kalpana area and Lingaraj area.

During review meetings, the BMC-BDA officials have been asked to zero in on every encroachment over drains and drainage channels and take immediate action under the provisions of Odisha Municipal Corporation Act, 2003.

No to AG Office Proposal

In another development, the DPBP Committee on Thursday denied approval to a building plan proposal from the Accounts General Audit Office to build a S+6 (stilt+six) multi-storey office building over a revenue plot in Unit-V, Keshari Nagar mouza as the plot comes under Open Space Use Zone. The plot with an area of 0.95 acres in the heart of the city will have a total built up area of 6266.67 square metres for six floors. The application was submitted for the use of office purpose.

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