CRDA Notice To Demolish Chandrababu’s Illegal Residence

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CRDA Notice To Lingamaneni Guest House

Undavalli: Post the demolition of Praja Vedika , Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development (APCRDA) Authorities’ have issued notices to the Lingamaneni Estate’s owner Lingamaneni Ramesh.

In the show cause notice pasted on the gates, the CRDA officials have given 7 days time for the owners to file their replies. Notices under Section 115 (1) & 115 (2) of the CRDA have been issued for construction of first floor rooms and buildings without legal sanctions. It also speaks of strict action to be taken if replies are not filed on time and are incorrect.

Lingamaneni Estate residence is an illegal structure built on the embankment of Krishna river which is in violation of various rules including the building by-laws, environmental laws etc. TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu is currently residing in this building since the past four years after he shifted to the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Apart from the Lingamaneni guest house, 28 buildings on the embankment of River Krishna have been issued notices by the CRDA authorities declaring them to be illegal.

Moving ahead with the Andhra Pradesh government’s plan, authorities on Friday pasted a demolition notice outside the “illegal” house of former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

A day after completing the demolition of Praja Vedika, a government building adjacent to Chandrababu’s residence, the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) pasted a notice on the main gate of Naidu’s house on the banks of Krishna river.

The notice has been served in the name of Lingameneni Ramesh, from whom the house was taken on lease by then chief minister Chandrababu in 2016. According to the CRDA, the house was built within 100 meters from the river in violation of the River Conservancy Act and other rules and regulations.

The government agency, responsible for construction of state capital Amaravati, has asked Ramesh to submit an explanation on the violations in eight days. The notice warned him of stringent action if the explanation was not satisfactory.

The CRDA officials have reportedly identified over 50 illegal structures and served notices on all of them.

On the orders of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the CRDA on Tuesday and Wednesday demolished Praja Vedika, which the government had built at a cost of Rs 5 crore as an annex of then chief minister’s house to hold official meetings.

YS Jagan also alleged that Naidu, the Leader of the Opposition, was living in an illegal house. He said the demolition drive would begin with Praja Vedika and cover all illegal buildings on the banks of Krishna river at Undavalli.

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