District-level offices of SBCA in Hyderabad division soon

Hyderabad,  Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Ahmed Bux Narejo has said that offices of the Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) would be established in each district headquarter of Hyderabad division, to have a check on illegal construction of buildings.

This he said while chairing meeting of SBCA officers at
Divisional Commissioner House Hyderabad. Regional Director SBCA Hyderabad Naeem Ahmed Mughal was present.

Narejo directed the Director General Hyderabad Development Authority (HDA) to prepare a report about the current status and the amendments in the present development Master plan of Hyderabad and submit the same in the next meeting. He also directed the RD SBCA Hyderabad to prepare a plan/summary for establishment of offices in district headquarters and SBCA’s Hyderabad office should be made well equipped so that ill planned development activities and Housing Schemes would be checked and monitored effectively.

Naeem Ahmed Mughal said that present government was keen to strengthen the authority and enhancing its scope to monitor the ill-planned development activities because high-rise buildings and housing scheming launched in suburbs of major cities were creating drainage and other problems.

He said that SBCA has recently appointed Assistant Directors who have been posted in Hyderabad after being imparted required training. He said that implementation of rules and regulations about construction of buildings was a huge task before the authority and without establishing of offices and posting of staff and other recourses it was impossible to control illegal construction of such buildings.

He said that until the summary for establishment of offices for SBCA at
District level is approved, adding a plan has been proposed to rent building to run the offices on temporary basis.

He said that most of the Housing Schemes in suburbs of the Hyderabad were violating the present laws of SBCA. On this Divisional Commissioner assured him that action would be taken against the builders who were violating present rules and regulations.

Earlier presiding a meeting of Hyderabad Development Project
(HDP) officials Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad directed the concerned private company to submit design of Naseem Nagar under pass within a week so that the execution of the construction work could be started in shortest possible time.

In this connection Narejo also directed all the civil agencies including HESCO, WASA, Irrigation and TMAs to issue NOC’s on immediate basis. Showing his displeasure over the slow pace of HDP schemes he directed concerned officers to take action against contractors who were responsible of slow pace of development work.

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