Kadapa: The State Government has extended the Building Regulation Scheme (BRS) for the fourth time up to August 31, 2019.
According to the government order, the owners will be given a chance to regularise their Buildings constructed beyond the rules of Town Planning.
The Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department issued the order vide number 487. These rules may be called the Andhra Pradesh Regulation and Penalisation of Buildings Constructed Unauthorised and In Deviation to the Sanctioned Plan Rules, 2019. The government has cautioned the public that it is the last chance for the applicants to regularise their buildings constructed in an unauthorised way and in deviation to the sanctioned plans. After closure of the scheme, strict action will be initiated on the unauthorised constructions as per law, the government cautioned.
In total, 32,470 applications have been received as on date for the regularisation of the buildings. In this, Visakhapatnam stood first with 5,047 applications.
They shall be applicable to the existing buildings, constructed after January 1, 1985 and before August 31, 2018 in the jurisdiction of all Municipal Corporations, Municipa-lities, Nagar Panchayats, Gram Panchayats falling in the Capital Region Development Authority, except those included in the ‘Capital City Area’ of AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), Gram Panchayats falling in Urban Development Authorities, Visakhapa-tnam-Kakinada Petro-leum, Chemical & Petro-Chemical Investment Region, Special Development Authority (VK-PCPIR SDA), Gram Panchayats falling within Metropolitan Region Development Authority and Industrial Area Local Authority (IALA) in Andhra Pradesh.
Penalisation of unauthorised constructions shall not be considered in the following cases and in cases where public interest and public safety are likely to be adversely affected.
Encroachment of government land or property belonging to public undertakings, Andhra Pradesh Housing Board, Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corpo-ration, Urban Development Authority, Metropolitan Develop-ment Authority, Capital Region Development Authority, Local body, Endowments, Wakf Board, etc. Anyhow, this is a chance given to the public to regularise their buildings with a stipulated fee.
In Kadapa district, there is Kadapa Corporation, Proddatur, Jammala-madugu, Pulivendula, Rajampeta, Rayachoti Municipalities which have been inviting requisitions from the public for BRS. Within these urban areas, most of the people have constructed their houses beyond the Municipal and Town Planning rules. All of them got one more chance to regularise their constructions.
The building owners have to pay Rs 10,000 to register their applications online. Later, the Municipal officers will verify the applications and inspect the buildings physically and evaluate the regularisation fee that has to be paid to the Municipal authorities. The Municipal officers have been requesting the public to utilise this opportunity.