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AMC seals more buildings in city for lack of BU permission


The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Tuesday sealed more buildings in the city for failing to get the Building Use (BU) permission. On Monday too, the civic body had carried out a sealing drive against buildings that lacked BU permission.

Riddhi Siddhi Complex in Gulbai Tekra, Sagar Avenue in Vadaj, Janpath in Sabarmati, Ganesh Plaza in Vasna, Maruti Nandan Restaurant in Motera, and Gayatri School in Ranip were some of the buildings that were sealed.
In all 125 commercial units were sealed. Several units in Odhav were also sealed. The popular Astodiya Bhajiya House was among those that were sealed.

AMC’s earlier sealing drive

Earlier on Monday, the AMC sealed 500 buildings including Prakash School for lack of BU permission. The action came ahead of a petition before the Gujarat High Court about the same. Four restaurants were also sealed. In all the AMC sealed 514 units including 314 offices and 10 hotels and a workshop.

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Shops and offices at Shefali commercial centre in Paldi, at University Plaza near Vijay crossroads, Business point complex near Narol circle, and Yash complex near Maninagar Railway crossing were among those that were sealed.
Several hotels including the popular Moti Mahal were sealed in Sarkhej.

In all, the Northwest zone saw three units being sealed, Central Zone 136, North Zone 7, South Zone 7, and East Zone 81.
The AMC had said that it will continue with the sealing drive on Tuesday too. The abrupt sealing drive had led to protests from traders who complained that the civic body’s action would further hamper a business already hit by COVID restrictions. The AMC’s move was seen as pre-emptive action against the PIL filed in the high court.


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