RAWALPINDI – Owing to the slackness of Rawal Town Municipal Administration (RTMA), a large number of commercial and domestic buildings have been erected without approved building plans during the last few years in the garrison city.
The newly built buildings are located in Raja Bazaar, Commercial Market, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Road, Jamia Masjid Road, Banni Chowk, College Road, Moti Bazaar, Sarafa Bazaar and adjoining bazaars. Some of these buildings are located in narrow streets and will be dangerous if they did not adopt building bylaws in future. Talking to this news agency, an official of RTMA said that the civic body had failed to recover building fee from those building owners who constructed commercial and residential buildings without getting approval from the RTMA.
Sources said that more than 1,000 commercial buildings and 5,000 domestic units were constructed without approval of building plans in the city in the last seven years.
It should be mentioned here that these buildings not only pose threat as the building owners did not adopt the rules and regulations issued by the civic body to avoid any untoward incidents but also inflicts loss to exchequer in the form of non-payment of building plan fee to the civic body. Continue reading