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The report of the Levana Suites Hotel fire incident, standing on the foundation of corruption and complicity of officers, was handed over to Principal Secretary Home Sanjay Prasad late on Friday night. According to official sources, the investigation of Divisional Commissioner Dr. Roshan Jacob and Police Commissioner SB Shirdkar mainly found the officials of Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) and Fire Department guilty. The inquiry report recommended action against them.
According to sources, important suggestions have also been given in the investigation report to prevent incidents like Levana fire incident in future. Meanwhile, the LDA has handed over a list of 200 illegally built hotels in the capital to the government and the Divisional Commissioner. Out of these, orders have been issued to seal 60 illegal hotels. The government had sought a list of illegal hotels from the LDA against which it had claimed action. In this regard, a letter was also sent to LDA on behalf of Secretary Housing Ajay Chauhan on Friday.
In fact, seeing the strangulation in the Levana case, the LDA had recommended disciplinary action to mislead the government on the same day, holding 22 engineers responsible for the illegal construction. To cool the matter, it was also told that action is going on against 140 illegal hotels. On this a list of illegal hotels was summoned. Earlier, Principal Secretary Housing Nitin Ramesh Gokarn had also called for a list of officers concerned, objecting to blaming only engineers for illegal construction.
Hotel standing without getting the map approved
In the list of illegal hotels submitted by the LDA to the government, it has been told that what are the shortcomings in them? Most of the hotels are such for which maps have not been approved by LDA. First of all, those hotels are being sealed whose map is not approved. After this, action will be taken against such hotels whose land use is wrong.
The hotel where the fire broke out stands again
Out of the Virat and SSJ International hotel in Naka in which seven people lost their lives in the fire in 2018, SSJ International again stood on the foundation of corruption. There was a collusion in the approval of the mitigation map. On the residential map, the engineers of LDA, the officials got it rebuilt. It was also set to start soon. After the fire broke out in the Levana suites, the authority that woke up sealed it on Friday. However, LDA officials say that with the sealing of the SSJ International Hotel, action has been initiated against the illegal construction hotels.