195 Illegal Apartments To Be Bulldozed In Bhubaneswar

**Bhubaneswar**: The State Government has identified 195 illegal apartments in the city for demolition, Housing and Urban Development Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo told the Assembly on Friday.

Replying to a written question of Congress MLA Chandrasekhar Majhi, Singhdeo said “There are 1415 apartments and high rises have been approved by the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) in the Bhubaneswar municipality area. However, the BDA is yet to ascertain the occupancy strength of these approved apartments”.

The Minister also said out of these buildings, BDA has identified 583 apartments were constructed illegally. Cases have been filed against these apartments under section 91(1) of the Orissa Development Authorities Act, 1982 and directions have been issued to demolish 195 such apartments.”