CHANDIGARH:Residents of the city, owning big houses on 1 kanal area and above may get building bylaw notices for not installing solar panels. With the last date to install solar panels on rooftops of such houses being on May 18, 2018, only about 900 people have come forward and applied to the Chandigarh administration for the same till now.
“By including the said clause to install the solar panels in the houses of 1Kanal and above, we had given two years’ time to the residents. Though, the number has increased a bit in past few days as compared to the previous period, the number of residents coming forward has been meagre,” said Santosh Kumar, director, environment, science and technology and renewable energy of the Chandigarh administration.
Currently, the Central government has been providing 30% subsidy to the residents for installing the solar panels.
“This is a good opportunity for the residents. We are hopeful that a good number of residents will show interest in the remaining days and apply for the same to use solar energy,” Kumar added.
Since the issue of violation of any clause of the building bylaws is falling in the domain of the estate office of the Chandigarh administration, it will be responsibility of the estate office to check the above-said clause and take action as per the laid down rules and regulations to implement the clauses of the buildings bylaws on the residential buildings of the city.