Mangaluru, Oct 13, 2015: Construction activities have come to a standstill in the city, while offices of all members of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India, Mangaluru are closed on October 13 as part of a token strike to mark solidarity to Late Suraj Parmar, President of the Thane Chapter of Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry who ended his life recently due to alleged harassment from various government departments.
Suraj who was from the prestigious Cosmos Group had committed suicide on October 7 leaving behind a note which had cited several problems faced by the construction industry.
DB Mehta, President of CREDAI-Mangaluru who spoke to reporters on October 13, Tuesday said the real estate industry was put into a lot of trouble due to inordinate delay in getting approvals, rejection of plans, undue political interference , retrospection application of new rules to name a few.
He urged the government to bring about reforms to the present system and also to deal with officials who demand bribes with an iron hand. Mehta further stressed the need for a single window system for speedy approval of schemes.
He said the strike observed by CREDAI-Mangaluru was part of a nation-wide strike called by the builders’ body.
He said the Confederation would submit memoranda to Deputy Commissioner AB Ibrahim, Corporation Commissioner Dr HN Gopalakrishna, Mayor Jacintha Vijay Alfred, MUDA Commissioner Mohammad Nazeer and MLA JR Lobo enlisting its demands.