The urban local bodies department has directed the MCG to check its process of approving commercial building plans after a slew of complaints that businesses were being run out of residential properties. According to officials, there are limited number of roads in the MCG area which have been declared as commercial.
"The department has asked us to scrutinize the way we grant approval the building plan for commercial buildings and has asked to prepare a list of all commercial establishments in the MCG area. If we find that a building owner is using his residential property for commercial use we will take action against him," said an official.
According to the official, a section of councillors have been demanding that the MCG should declare all major roads as commercial so that the MCG can get additional revenue. "However we are not keen on doing so as that will lead to a lot of traffic and parking problems and these roads will not be able to handle the extra load," he said.