Commercial Buildings Seek Amc Water Connections, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

July 20, 2023

AHMEDABAD: A real estate developers’ association has raised concerns regarding the lack of water connections provided by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to operational commercial buildings that have obtained Building Use (BU) permission. Credai Gihed Ahmedabad highlighted that the AMC collects water tax from these property owners but does not provide them with water connections.

As a result, many commercial buildings, including prominent hotels, are forced to rely on borewells or tankers for their daily water requirements.

Tejas Joshi, president of Credai Ahmedabad, emphasized that the issue has been affecting commercial projects for around a decade. The association has urged the AMC to address this problem.“We have raised the issue with AMC. Property owners pay all the taxes, but do not get water from the civic body,” he said.

Viral Shah, secretary of Credai Ahmedabad, further highlighted that under-construction projects also face challenges as the AMC does not provide water and drainage connections. “This creates big problems as the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) does not allow for borewell at under-construction sites. This affects speed of development and poses difficulties for the Swachh Bharat mission, as the labour colonies in under-construction projects lack proper drainage connections. We have demanded that the AMC provide water and drainage connections to the projects,” he said.

Jatin Patel, chairman of the AMC water and sewage committee, said they are unaware of the issue raised by Credai. He assured that water connections are provided to under-construction and operational projects that have obtained BU permission, in accordance with the rules. “We are committed to resolving the complaints,” he said.

  • Published On Jul 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM IST

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