The Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered issue of notices to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and others on a PIL petition, which is seeking a direction for laying down a procedure for the systematic monitoring of the construction of buildings to check the alleged violation of norms.

A Division Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B.V. Nagarathna, passed the order on the petition filed by Satya Achayya and others.

Complaining that their representations on illegal constructions fell on deaf ears of civic authorities, the petitioner claimed that a “mafia” of developer was indulging in constructing buildings illegally and selling it to the public.

The petitioner have sought a direction for laying down a procedure for periodic inspection of every construction site after the sanction of plans and the maintenance of inspection records in writing and observations made by the inspecting officers.