BAREILLY: In a massive month-long drive against illegal constructions across the city, the Bareilly Development Authority (BDA) has sealed as many as 35 such buildings which were being constructed without its permission.

Badaun road, Mini-Bypass, Lal Phatak, Kargaina, 100-Foot Road, Gangapur, Rampur Garden and Bannuwal Nagar are among these areas, where illegal constructions were rampant.

BDA officials told TOI that the sealed structures were being constructed without getting their building layouts approved by the authority.

Speaking with TOI, BDA secretary S P Singh said, “We have issued warnings to the owners concerned to stop the construction and get the building maps approved. But, despite repeated warnings, they continued with the construction, and hence we decided to launch a month-long crackdown on the offenders.”

“Till date, 35 illegal under-construction premises, especially on the city outskirts, have been sealed. If they don’t get their building layouts approved, they will not be allowed to resume construction.”

Singh added, “If they try to break the BDA seal to resume construction, legal action will be initiated against them.”

BDA officials said the month-long drive, started on February 8, was carried out on the outskirts of the city — mainly in Kareli and Kargaina areas near Badaun road, Lal Phatak and Mini-Bypass — and 14 illegal structures were sealed in these areas.

On February 20, BDA sealed six illegal constructions on 100-Foot road near Pilibhit-Bypass and Rampur Garden; eight in Narkulaganj, Priyadarshni Nagar, Stadium road and Jail road on February 21; six in Suresh Sharma Nagar and Kunwarpur on February 22; and one near Pilibhit-Bypass on February 24, said officials.

Meanwhile, the authority has invited applications from mechanics for shops/land under BDA’s Transport Nagar Yojana. The last date for receiving application is February 28. As many as 19 applicants (mechanics) have already been allotted plots so far. “We have been removing encroachments by mechanics from the footpaths in TP Nagar. But, recently, we also directed them to get themselves legally registered with the authority. So far, 19 applicants have been allotted land in TP Nagar,” added BDA secretary.

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