No registration of unauthorised plots, says Telangana government

Builders taking undue advantage of LRS, officials tell high court

Hyderabad: Defending its stand on prohibiting registrations of unauthorised plots and layouts in the state, The Telangana government submitted to the High Court that it took this decision to prevent developers from coming up with unauthorised plots in the future.

Arvind Kumar, principal secretary of the municipal administration and urban development department, explained the reasons why the government prohibited the registrations of unapproved plots or buildings and did not grant building permissions on unapproved plots.

Kumar filed the affidavit on behalf of the government, which is respondent in the PIL filed by Congress party MP, Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, who challenged the GO for LRS 2020 and stopped the registrations.

The government said that the LRS scheme had been implemented several times earlier for solving the problem of common people who unknowingly bought plots in unauthorised layouts. But taking advantage of this, some developers continue to build on unapproved layouts and plots. To put the stop to this practice, the government has taken a decision to prohibit registrations of plots that did not have authorisation, Kumar said in the affidavit.

Explaining the introduction of LRS, 2020, the government said that it was to facilitate the implementation of the master plan and improve the circulation of patterned roads etc.

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