Retirement homes in residential areas: Chandigarh administration obtains 10 objections | Chandigarh News
A nursing home will only be allowed to operate from a residential building with the permission of the chief administrator, according to one. (Representative image)
CHANDIGARH: The administration of UT has received about ten objections to its draft policy on the authorization of retirement homes in residential sites. The Estates Department will study them and contact them before the police are finally notified.
The administration released the draft policy over a month ago, giving people enough time to file objections. Each objection will be investigated and then a decision made, sources said, adding that the ball is now in the real estate industry’s court.
“We will now consider all the objections. Senior UT officials will be informed and a decision made before we consider the notification, ”sources said.
To allow residential buildings as retirement homes, the authorities set several conditions in the draft policy. A retirement home can only operate from an apartment building with the permission of the chief administrator, according to one of them. Another is that a request for authorization must be made by the property owner. The policy also states that a maximum of four nursing homes will be permitted in an area. Initially, the number of sites in the city will not exceed 30, excluding the existing ones.
Was the idea of kher
Sources said MP Kirron Kher wanted the UT administration to allow nursing homes in residential areas. She kept in touch with those responsible, keeping up to date. Kher had recommended allowing the conversion of residential sites to nursing homes within the Committee for Urban Planning and Infrastructure. However, the move was rejected by all members.