Chennai: Three years because the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board allotted alternate area to 12 outlets encroaching upon PV Rajamannar Salai in KK Nagar, town company is but to take away them.
The 80-feet-wide carriageway has shrunk to lower than 50 toes, inflicting site visitors snarls every single day.
Paperwork with TOI present Higher Chennai Company surveyed the encroachments and wrote to the TNSCB which allotted alternate area. However, an organization official mentioned, the store house owners went to court docket. “We’ll take away them after elections,” he mentioned.
TOI wrote about it in 2019 when a criticism was made to the company.
V Gopalakrishnan, a civic activist who complained on the Namma Chennai app, mentioned that as per the CMDA’s village map of Kodambakkam zone, no land was allotted for retailers on this stretch. “I’m stunned to see the massive site visitors congestion on this stretch every day and marvel why the highway has narrowed a lot on this explicit stretch. As per the map, there have been no outlets. GCC confirmed these have been encroachments since 50 years and deliberate to take away them. It mentioned it awaited alternate areas,” he informed TOI.
When contacted, TNSCB officers mentioned they wrote to the company two years in the past relating to alternate areas for six outlets on Ramasamy Salai the place the company lately eliminated six homes that have been encroachments. “We requested them to pay Rs 5.68 lakh and take over the home,” mentioned an official. However the house owners didn’t make any cost and the company didn’t take away encroachments.
A neighborhood ward official informed TOI they bought the allotment order 25 days in the past and despatched the eviction notices. “Six store house owners have filed a case in court docket.”