NMRDA eyes Rs 500 crore revenue from regularisation of illegal constructions

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Nov 2017 09:04:25


Special Correspondent,

Invites applications from owners of flats, buildings

As per the directions of Maharashtra Government, Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) will is starting the process of regularisation of illegal constructions under its jurisdiction. The constructions that were completed on or before December 31, 2015, will be eligible for regularisation. Through the process of regularisation, NMRDA is eyeing revenue of around Rs 500 crore. Almost 50 per cent of the constructions will be regularised in this process.

NMRDA has invited applications for regularisation of illegal constructions if the owners of such constructions pay the premium. The applicant(s) will have to pay non-refundable amount of Rs 5,000/- along with the application. The authority is regularising illegal constructions on the basis of Government Resolution issued on October 7, 2017.

Dr Deepak Mhaisekar, Metropolitan Commissioner, told ‘The Hitavada’ that NMRDA would generate revenue of a whopping Rs 400 crore to Rs 500 crore from compounding of illegal constructions on the outskirts of Nagpur city. The Authority will regularise at least 50 per cent of the constructions in peri-urban areas. NMRDA has data sourced from satellite images of January 1, 2016 and can easily find out illegal construction after this date.

NMRDA has invited applications from the owners of the flats and houses for regularisation of their properties. It will create a software for regularisation of illegal constructions.
The designated officer of NMRDA will visit the property concerned and finalise the premium amount for regularisation.

It may be mentioned here that countless multi-storeyed buildings have come up in areas like Besa, Beltarodi, Shankarpur,Ghogli, Hingna, Wadi, Kanholibara, Bahadura etc. Builders have violated with impunity the sanctioned building plans and indulged in deviations much to the prejudice of the planned development of the city and at the peril of the occupants of the premises constructed or of the inhabitants of the city at large.

NMRDA has given permission to a very few constructions in its area. Therefore, a large number of illegal constructions have mushroomed in the metropolitan area.
In Besa-Beltardoi area 1,460 constructions were found without necessary sanctions and more than 1,350 constructions had used excess Floor Space Index (FSI).
These constructions were done in brazen violation of building bye-laws and Development Control Regulations (DCR).

The builders and developers have constructed multi-storeyed flat schemes without permission from the competent authority on smaller plots. The fire tender, ambulance or even entry of a four-wheeler is impossible in these areas. Unwary purchasers in search of roof over their heads and purchasing flats/apartments from builders, find themselves having fallen prey and become victims to the designs of unscrupulous builders.

Having pocketed the money, the builders conveniently walk away, leaving behind the unfortunate occupants to face the music in the event of unauthorised constructions being detected or exposed and threatened with demolition.