HYDERABAD: A PIL was filed in the Hyderabad High Court challenging the inaction of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation(GHMC)in taking action against the unauthorised conversion of residential buildings into commercial complexes.
Petitioner P Santosh Kumar, a resident of Shantinagar area in Secunderabad, submitted that several houses located in the housing board colony at Baghlingampally have been converted into commercial complexes without any permission. An inner road in Nallakunta area has been converted into a vegetable market and the residential houses in Shivam road were turned into commercial establishments. The authorities are not even bothered to prevent such constructions, he pointed out.
The petitioner alleged that though he had made several representations to the corporation, the authorities have failed in initiating action against the wrongdoers. Principal secretary to municipal administration, GHMC commissioner, chief city planning officer and others were named as the respondents.