The Uplokayuktha of AP has advised the public against purchasing flats at Manikonda and to exercise extreme care while doing so. According to the official, in the panchayat where Manikonda is located, permissions have been granted for building two floors apart from the ground one.
However, some builders have trespassed and have built as many as five floors against ground floor and only two additional permissible floors. There are in all 416 such buildings.
State government has been advised to take legal action against the Sarpanch of Manikonda and the secretary of the Sarpanch.