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Corporation to have database

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The Hindu     04.08.2017  

Corporation to have database

Information on birth certificates and death certificates; pending and paid property tax, income tax, water tax; and property tax with name changes will soon be available at the click of a mouse soon.

Officials from the Corporation and municipalities attended a workshop on collection and compilation of data here on Wednesday. The Commissioner said that 124 municipalities were maintaining a database. Officers in Madurai were sent to Coimbatore to get training in data compilation.

 

 

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

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The Hindu       04.08.2017  

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

After repeated complaints from residents of Anuppanadi in ward 57, Corporation Commissioner S. Aneesh Sekhar visited the area on Tuesday to address their grievances.

He visited Anuppanadi Main Road and Ambedkar Street and checked if there was regular drinking water supply as pipelines had been replaced recently.

He ordered immediate removal of cow sheds from the main road. Notices would be sent to houses which dumped garbage in storm water drains, Aneesh Sekhar said.

All houses should have underground drainage connection.

The Commissioner also conducted a special grievance redressal meeting in Ellis Nagar in which he instructed officials to address issues such as water shortage, underground drainage problems, property tax anomalies and building approval.

 

Corporation may get powers to approve special buildings

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The Hindu       04.08.2017  

Corporation may get powers to approve special buildings

Ease of business:A panel set up by the State government discusses measures to simplify plan approval procedures.  

Developers complain approval for many projects delayed by CMDA

Chennai Corporation is likely to get more powers in the building plan approval process, including permission for special buildings and larger layouts. The category of special buildings include any residential or commercial building with more than two floors or a residential building with more than six dwelling units or a commercial building exceeding a floor area of 300 square metre.

At present, Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has the powers to approve plan for special buildings. But developers claimed that approval for many of the projects for special buildings in various parts of the city have been delayed for more than six months by the CMDA.

On Tuesday, a committee constituted by the government and convened by Corporation Commissioner D. Karthikeyan kicked off the meeting to recommend simple procedures for building plan approval.

According to sources in Chennai Corporation, the decision to delegate the powers to issue approval for special buildings will be taken based on an assessment of the data on applications received by CMDA for such buildings.

Similarly, Chennai Corporation is expected to get powers to approve subdivision of plots in layouts measuring four hectare after a study by CMDA and clearance from the government.

The member secretary of CMDA has already delegated powers to the Corporation principal chief engineer to permit plans for institutional and industrial buildings in any area of land and not exceeding 15.25 m in height.

A few years ago, the CMDA member secretary had also delegated powers to zonal executive engineers of Chennai Corporation to permit residential buildings with six dwelling units or commercial buildings with 300 sq m area or buildings with stilt plus two floors or buildings with ground plus first floor.

Other local bodies

In other local bodies of the Chennai Metropolitan Area, the approval for sub division of land measuring 1,000 sq m into eight plots is issued by the commissioner/executive officer.

Industrial buildings in any area not exceeding 15.25 m in height are also approved by the commissioner/executive officer. Powers were also delegated by the CMDA member secretary to municipal commissioner/executive officers to permit residential buildings with six dwelling units or commercial buildings with 300 sq m area or buildings with stilt plus two floors or buildings with ground plus first floor.

Currently, local bodies in areas other than Chennai Metropolitan Area have powers to approve four dwelling units with 4000 sq ft built up area or 2000 sq ft of commercial area.

 


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