By: V. Rishi Kumar
In a major relief to land and building owners in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits, the Telangana Government has today announced a scheme that enables people to regularise their land and buildings.
In an announcement made today, the Government has kept open the validity of the regularisation scheme for 60 days from November 2. Under the land regularisation Scheme (LRS) and Building Regularisation Scheme (BRS), all lands and buildings, the latter constructed as of October 28 are eligible to avail the provisions of the scheme.
As per the scheme, applicants under the LRS/BRS scheme can apply online by paying Rs. 10,000. After being examined at various departments, within six months it would be finalised.
The State Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, basing on a number of representations for land and building regularisation, had appointed a Committee headed by the State Minister Srinivas Yadav as Chairman to look into various aspects and come out with appropriate suggestion for regularisation.
Based on the suggestions by the Committee for Regularisation, the Chie Minister today formally approved the scheme.
The panel also decided to come down heavily on illegal constructions and layouts and cases would be filed against those who violate various provisions. It is also proposed to set up a separate tribunal after consulting the law department.
In order to curb illegal construction, the committee suggested a separate enforcement wing. It is proposed to come out with a single window clearance for building and house approvals, which is aimed at expediting the process of clearance with least interference.
The Government has come out with a detailed table for regularisation of land starting from 100 sq.yards with a nominal amount of Rs. 15 and Rs. 30 for residential and commercial respectively and this goes up to Rs. 200 and Rs. 400 for plots up to 1000 sq.yards.
In the case of apartments, it is proposed to lay penalty of Rs. 12,500 for 600 sq.ft and it goes up to Rs. 60,000 for 2000 sq.ft.
Source: The Hindu