The Chennai Corporation has commenced an action plan to remove the
encroaching buildings right on the beach in two posh localities of the city on
the East coast road leading to Mahabalipuram. The area taken up for action is
between Neelangarai and Uthandi.
In their notice the corporation has alleged that some of the buildings were
constructed in violation of the coastal regulation zone norms. The civic body
has identified around 700 buildings which are constructed in violation of the
Lock and seal notice
was issued to the owners of the unauthorised buildings
In the notices served to the residents, the corporation said the owners of
the unauthorised buildings did not produce an approved plan copy in the
stipulated time and hence a lock and seal notice was issued.
The residents are currently engaged in a court case with the corporation in
the Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) over the construction
of a storm water drain project in the areas adjoining the beach.