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Extension fee yet to be decided for firms in IT park

At the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology park commonly known as IT park,the fate of the plots allotted to those firms which are still vacant in the absence of any construction or partially constructed,hangs in balance as the UT administration is yet to decide an extension fee for these.

Written by Smriti Sharma Vasudeva | Chandigarh |
August 14, 2011 1:58:46 am

At the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology park (RGCTP),commonly known as IT park,the fate of the plots allotted to those firms which are still vacant in the absence of any construction or partially constructed,hangs in balance as the UT administration is yet to decide an extension fee for these.

While most of these plots were issued notices in the past to begin construction,only few of them complied with these,and the rest are yet to follow up. Moreover,most of these firms have also applied for extension for one year for construction on the plot.

Sources say that the Deputy Commissioner Brijendra Singh had held a meeting with the senior officials of the UT administration to decide the fate of these sites and the amount of extension fee to be charged. However,despite repeated attempts,the DC could not be contacted.

As a rule,an allottee is required to complete the construction on the plot with in three years of the date of allotment. As per an official list tabled in the meeting,of the 9 firms who were issued notices in the past and whose fate was to be decided for subsequent action,only four have complied and applied for partial completion certificate.

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Interestingly,there are four firms namely Ramtech Software Solution,Damco Solutions Ltd,PCC Technology Group and Compact Disc India,which are yet to lay even a single brick on their respective allotted sites. However,an official of the UT Estate Office maintained that since these firms were allotted sites only in 2009,they still have some time before the three-year deadline expires.

These are Karin Informatics,Net Smartz,Second Foundation and Virsa System. Consequently,a joint team of UT Estate Office and Department of IT,UT administration visited these sites for inspection.

While the EO has proposed to issue a certificate of partial completion to Karin Informatics and Net Smartz without any extension fee if they fulfil all other parameters of the Building Byelaws,a final decision is yet to be taken on the matter.

The remaining two firms have admitted on their own that they would require one year to complete their buildings,the EO had proposed to give them a extension of one year subject to payment of extension fee. However,a final decision is still pending in this regard.

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