Odisha: BMC to Seal Panchadip Market Complex

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CESU and PH asked to disconnect electricity, Water Supply
Bhubaneswar: BMC has asked the Chief Engineer of PH-Urban for disconnection of water supply to Panchdeep Market and GM of Central Electricity Supply Utility of Odisha ( CESU) for disconnecting electricity to the building.
Also the Zonal Deputy Commissioner of South East Zone of BMC is instructed to seal the entire market complex and to put notice to stop use/entrance of anyone into the complex. The instruction letter states that as per the agreement, the developer is required to obtain all statutory approval and clearance before putting the premises to use. But it is seen that he has started using the premises without obtaining any statutory approval such as occupancy certificate from BDA. Further the letter says “ the occupation of the building is completely unauthorised”.
Panchadip market complex is the oldest public private partnership (PPP) project in the city, the market-cum-office in Unit-IV, which started in 1999, was to finish by 2003, but it is yet to be utilised by the public. BMC and M/S Panchadeep Constructions Limited signed a MoU on 5 February 1999. The land of 883 decimals belongs to BMC.
The civic body has taken this decision after putting show cause notice to the construction company on 21st July this year asking why BMC should not take legal action against the company. Mean while BMC had issued on public notice requesting not to purchase any unit of shop from the complex as the construction company has not obtained occupancy certificate from BDA which is a mandatory one.
On 21st of July 2017 the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had asked the director of M/S Panchadeep Constructions Limited to furnish an explanation on the inordinate delay in their PPP project at Unit IV Market, failing which stern action would be taken against the later for not keeping its promise years after years.
As per the data available as mentioned in the agreement, Panchadip Market Complex has an area of 16, 584 sq metre (1,78,508.69 sq feet) built-up area and 5,019 sq metre (54024.07 sq feet) as parking area.
It can be mentioned here that as per the agreement, the BMC share is 72 percent in the ground floor, 36 percent in the first floor and 30.6 in the second floor and in the subsequent floors.

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