In a major relief to residents of the city, Chandigarh administration is going to extend six months’ period to install solar panels in the houses of 1 kanal and above. Senior officers of Chandigarh administration, on the request of the residents, discussed the matter last week and finally decided to give this one-time relief to the resident.
According to records of Chandigarh administration, till date around 1,300 residents have come forward to install the solar panels on their rooftops, as per the notification issued two years back.
Significantly, the Chandigarh administration on May 18, 2016 issued the notification through which, it made it mandatory to install the solar panel on the rooftops of the houses, having an area of 1 Kanal and above by including this segment in the building bylaws.
Since in new houses, this condition to install the solar panel is already existing, the old houses of such areas were given the time of two years, which ended on May 18. Thus now, those did not comply with the orders are liable to get the building bylaws notices from the UT’s estate office. Read More