CHENNAI: The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority on Thursday sealed a building on Triplicane High Road for converting an office building into a hospital, flouting development regulations.
The NRK Towers, housing Vasan Eye care, was in contravention of the planning permission. It is learnt that CMDA had issued de-occupation notice to the hospital nearly three years ago on September 2012.
CMDA had approved the plan of the owner for construction of office building comprising stilt plus four floors. But, the construction turned out to be for a hospital comprising ground floor plus five floors.
As the usage of building was changed to hospital building, CMDA rejected the completion certificate application on March 2011 and forefeited the security deposit amount. But, the owner got the service connections like water and power through an order from Madras High court.
Since the construction was in contravention to the approved plan in terms of road width, plot extent, setbacks on all sides, coverage, parking and land use violations, a lock and seal notice was issued on 2011 and a de-occupation notice was issued on September 2012 by CMDA after the revised planning permission application was rejected.
TNEB and Metro water were told to disconnect the service connections as early as on November 2012.