By Accommodation Times News services
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is seeking a new law against illegal buildings in city, he has already initiated step for preparing this law. He has entrusted a committee of 14 members headed by BMC commissioner to prepare a new comprehensive law, CM announced this in Legislative Assembly on 12th June.
Commenting on the issue of illegal structures CM said, “We need to prepare new laws for regularization of illegal buildings, as every city has different problem and issues, we cannot apply same law in Pimpri-Chinchwad. In Ulhasnagar, out of the 6,623 illegal structures, not even 100 have been cleared for regularisation. Structural stability is a must for regularising,”
The committee headed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner will comprise commissioners of civic bodies from the state, he said adding that he has sought statistical analysis of illegal structures in Pimpri-Chinchwad by June 30.
Chavan lamented lack of a strong urban governance machinery in the state. He also said 11 districts in the state don’t have a regional plan. He admitted that regularising illegal structures was a “moral hazard” and need of the hour was to find a middle path.
MLA Girish Bapat demanded that the structures be regularised by levy of heavy penalty and also action be taken against developers and authorities who allow illegal structures to come up.