Widening of roads
April 30, 2011 3:39am CST
In my city now road widening work is in progress, they say the 15 feet to 20 feet roads will be widened to 60 feet or more. For this they are breaking the shops on road sides, these are illegally built by vendors, political leaders are behind them, there is tense situation in the city. Magistrate and police are present to maintain law and order. Some of the buildings have veranda and balcony that are part of the street, they will also be dismantled. I am safe; my houses were constructed as per plan approved by the municipality and Town Planning Authority. [b]What is the scene in your place? Do you get the plan approved before constructing your homes? You live in your home or a rented house? How wide your roads are?[/b] Please respond and share your views on this. Thanks in advance. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. . Cheers have a lucky day ahead.
1 May 11
Hello Professor. The same case can be seen in my city for the purpose of having a wider and better organized city street. But the owners of these shops and houses are always paid for it. The city government is in charge of this for the whole development of the city. So we don't have to worry about it since we are paid for it. But illegal building along the streets is not allowed and will be fined and pulled down once it is confirmed and approved. A city is supposed to be in a good order. Now many cities in China are much more beautiful than they used to. Have a good day, Professor.
• United States
1 May 11
I live in the city and they don't widen roads very often. I rent an apartment in a duplex. I live upstairs and it located in an alley. I don't think I will have to worry about them widen the alley! Usually wjen a road is widen it on a highway!
30 Apr 11
I live in Nigeria and we have a lot of illegal building all over the places. Many property owner just get their building approved and they start building. They do not follow the right procedure in get their building approved by the ministry of lands and survey in nigeria. all they do is to bribe an officer working in the minstry and then get their building approved. We have lived with this situation right from the 60 's when the country got it independence from Great Britain. Over when Nigeria started enjoying some democratic governance since 1999. The federal government of Nigeria thought it wise to embark on reconstruction to make the city and town in nigeria look more attractive and modern. This brought about the dismantling of illegal structure. The exercise is still going on. However, the federal government and the state government in nigeria do compensate persons whose property or building is destroyed in the process of constructing a road or other government utility. I do not own a property but I have family member that own building and they all have their building approved by the appropriate agency of government. Nigerian road are still far from the standard road you can find in europe and america but the country is still developing and I certainly hope we will get there someday. Most states in Nigeria have introduced the double lane road ( dual road ) This road can take two or more cars that is coming and that is going. So I will say here that Nigerian leaders or political class have started seeing the need to improve on their infrastructure rather than stealing the money.
30 Apr 11
Well it is too bad that many people illegaly builds but there are few whoi unknow to it and build down. Many time it also there the govt plan to extend or go for something and people have to sacrifies and they even not got the real price rather the small prices set by govt rather than market price. Mostly farmer in village have to suffer for either highway , pole of elecicty ,railtracks etc and they give their famland