A deputation of the BJP and associations of industrialists on Monday met the Advisor to Administrator K K Sharma and submitted a memorandum to withdraw the notices issued under New Estate Rules 2009 and high misuse penalty.
The members of the delegation stated that trade and industry of Chandigarh is under panic due to the action of the Estate Office under the Violation and Misuse Policy of the administration under the Chandigarh Estate Rules 2009. The misuse and violation charges have been raised from Rs 10 per sq feet to Rs 500 per sq feet per month. The administration raised the charges and kept the amendment in abeyance for almost two years,the delegation said.
President of the city unit of BJP Sanjay Tandon said with wrong interpretations,trades in commercial showrooms like health gym,coaching centre,beauty parlour,chemical and laboratories were allowed in upper floors. He said these trades were considered as low-intensity whereas the sale and display had been considered as high-intensity which was absolutely wrong.
The BJP demanded that all the notices issued under Chandigarh New Estate Rules and misuse of property should be withdrawn immediately. The Estate Rules Amendment of 2009,which makes the new Estate Rules 2007,effective retrospectively,should be taken back. Any new enactment of rules should be done in consultation with all the stake-holders,it said.