BMC frames some norms against unauthorized structures

By Accommodation Times News Service

The civic body has formulated ten-point guidelines for taking action against unauthorized constructions and the dilapidated and dangerous buildings. The proposal was presented in the standing committee meeting. As per the modification in the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, now it is obligatory on the BMC to appoint ward-wise designated officers to look into unauthorized constructions across the city. The civic body has appointed some 64 assistant engineers at the ward level that will function as ‘’demolition men’s’’.
The guidelines have one important feature that the action will be initiated and notice will be served to the builder if he constructs beyond the scope of the commencement certificate (CC). The guidelines further state that all assistant commissioners and deputy municipal commissioners have been asked to identify illegal structures and issue notice under the MRTP and the BMC Act.

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