Municipality to serve another notice today

The Alappuzha municipality will on Tuesday serve another notice on the authorities of the Lake Palace Resort owned by Transport Minister Thomas Chandy, demanding the details of the buildings constructed on the compound. The decision was taken after the resort’s authorities failed to submit a report against the first notice served on them two weeks ago.

Published: 24th October 2017 02:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2017 08:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

ALAPPUZHA:The Alappuzha municipality will on Tuesday serve another notice on the authorities of the Lake Palace Resort owned by Transport Minister Thomas Chandy, demanding the details of the buildings constructed on the compound. The decision was taken after the resort’s authorities failed to submit a report against the first notice served on them two weeks ago.

“The municipality had served the resort with a preliminary notice two weeks ago demanding the documents related to the construction of buildings in the resort complex be submitted. The authorities failed to do it. So, the municipality has decided to serve a second and final notice. If the reply of the resort’s owners is unsatisfactory, the municipality will demolish the illegal buildings constructed in the complex,” said municipality chairman Thomas Joseph. He said the owners will be given seven days to reply. The municipality secretary is on leave and the superintendent will serve the notice on Tuesday. An examination by the engineering department of the municipality had found some of the buildings constructed inside the complex were illegal. The files related to a few buildings had also disappeared from the office.“So, it is the responsibility of the resort’s owners to prove ownership and submit legal documents related to the buildings,” Joseph said.

Lake Palace seeks copy of Collector’s report

Alappuzha: The managing director of Lake Palace Resort submitted a letter to the Revenue Secretary demanding a copy of the District Collector’s report on alleged encroachment of public land and backwaters by the resort. Mathew Joseph, MD, Water World Tourism Company, which owns Lake Place, submitted the letter to Revenue Secretary P H Kurian. Transport Minister Thomas Chandy  and family members are directors of the company. The letter said the matter is under the consideration of the Kerala High Court. The  documents pertaining to the issues of the filling of land at Marthandam and road construction are also under the court’s consideration.

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