Residents on and off Dr. Ranga Road are unhappy with the building violations made by the civil contractor who is constructing the new community-wedding hall for Chennai Corporation on C. P. Ramaswamy Road on GCC’s property.
They say that the contractor has flouted building rules and continues to so without securing the construction site on all sides with ACP sheets, as is required mandatorily.
On both sides of this site, Chennai Corporation buildings exist – on one side is the campus that houses offices of the MLA and a councillor besides GCC offices and a shopping complex. On the other, is a recently-built hospital.
At the rear ( east side of plot) are residential houses and people residing here say that for the past six months, they have been suffering from noise and dust pollution as ACP sheets have not been put up on this side of the site.
Said one resident who wished to remain anonymous, “Inspite of lodging an official complaint in August on the GCC website no action has been taken till date. Also contacting the local officials has been of no use.”
They now want Mylapore MLA, Dha Velu whose office is next door, to get the contractor to respect the rules and save residents the problems that have faced.
Said another resident, “It is ironic that the GCC is quick to penalise private buildings who do not cover their construction site and turn a blind eye to public building construction sites.”