Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Towering inferno in the flight path

Dabolim: In a shocking and dangerous precedent, Chicalim Village Panchayat has granted occupancy certificate to a seven-storeyed high rise building with 66 studio and 24 1-BHK flats at Alto Dabolim, just metres away from the flight path of aircraft landing at Dabolim Airport from the north-eastern side. The building has already been occupied by quite a few residents despite it being so close to the Aircraft Flight Path. The building reportedly does not have the mandatory permissions nor the infrastructure for fire safety.
A letter dated August 20, 2018 to Mormugao Planning and Development Authority (MPDA), Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services pointed out that MPDA had granted the project, Completion and Occupancy Certificate last year on December 20, 2017. The Chicalim Panchayat granted the project the go ahead on February 6, 2018 in gross violation of MPDA’s own condition. The MPDA had reportedly mentioned that the Development Permission that Completion Certificate will be given only after the applicant receives the Final NOC from Fire Services. The Fire Services Department has reportedly notified the builder for gross negligence obtaining Completion and Occupancy certificate without submitting Final NOC from Fire Services as required under Goa Land Development and Building Construction Regulations 2010. The builder, who obtained these certificates violating the statute, is the Chicalim Dy Sarpanch.
28/08/18 Goa.com

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