Hyderabad: Obtaining building permission will soon be just a click away for residents living in all urban local bodies, municipal corporations, and authorities.
The Municipal Administration and Urban Development department has hired a Pune-based company to design a common web portal for all local bodies, corporations, and authorities, where citizens can apply for building permissions.
The government has already started issuing online building permissions in the GHMC and HMDA through the Development Permissions Management System (DPMS). The citizens living in the respective jurisdictions have to apply by logging in to GHMC and HMDA websites.
However, people residing in the remaining municipalities in the state have had to rely on manual applications, which has been resulting in rampant corruption.
In order to put an end to such irregularities, the State government has decided to design a common web portal for citizens residing in all the 104 municipalities, and 6 municipal corporations including the GHMC, Greater Warangal, Nizamabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Ramagundam, and the Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporations.
Additionally, authorities including the HMDA, Yadigirigutta Temple Development Authority, and Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority will also be included in the web portal.
A senior MA&UD official said that the Pune based company has been hired to design a common web portal to issue online building permission for the state of Telangana.
He said that in order to facilitate citizens, the government will accommodate the web portal users with more than 2,000 layout designs which would fit every plot size to curtail the loot from the architects.
The official said that the users will have to register on the website and that the user ID and password will be generated by the website in order to upload required documents.
He assured that the portal would ensure that online building permissions across the state are given within 21 days after application.
The official said that the applicants can also pay a fee online after uploading the documents.
“Online applications will be rejected on the spot if they do not meet the standard norms prescribed by the government. The common web portal for online building permissions will not only curb the rampant corruption at the field level but will also minimise the human interface.”
He said that the website will be launched in a month, after making a few changes to the existing rules for building permissions as per the Municipal Act....