BHUBANESWAR: As many as 195 illegal apartments will be demolished in the Capital City, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo said in the Assembly on Friday.
In a written reply to a question from Chandrasekhar Majhi (Congress), Singhdeo said 1,415 apartments and high-rises have been approved by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in the Bhubaneswar municipality area. The BDA is yet to ascertain the occupancy strength of these approved apartments.
Besides these, BDA has identified 583 apartments and high-rises which have been constructed illegally. Cases have been filed against these apartments under section 91(1) of Orissa Development Authorities Act, 1982 and directions issued to demolish such apartments.