Maharashtra issue rules to regularise illegal structures

Maharashtra issue rules to regularise illegal structures

RM | October 9, 2017


Mumbai:Realty Media
 
The state urban development department on October 7 issued rules for illegal structures to be legalised on payment of a penalty.Illegal constructions carried out before December 31, 2015 in residential, commercial and industrial zones will be considered for declaration as 'compounded structure' on payment of compounding charges.
 
The structures do not risk demolition once the owners or residents of these structures pay the charges. However, no new development is permitted in such a structure; only repairs and maintenance are permitted. Reconstruction or redevelopment will be allowed only if the prevailing regulations permit it.
 
If an unauthorised construction is on land reserved for public purposes it will be considered for regularisation provided the urban local body shifts the reservation on another plot or deletes it. The entity seeking regularisation will need to pay the costs involved. There will be no regularisation if the plots are reserved for playgrounds, gardens and open spaces.
 
Unauthorised construction on land reserved for railways, roads, metro will be considered provided the reservation is shifted. A No Objection Certificate will need to be obtained from the agency that owns the public land. Illegal structures in buffer zones, structurally unsafe buildings etc will not be considered, said the notification.
 
Meanwhile, the urban local body is required to issue a public notice and announce the timeline during which applications will be accepted. Applications submitted after that will not be considered, said the notification.

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