Maharashtra Cabinet sanctions regularization on Illegal Buildings



By Accommodation Times Bureau

The state cabinet of Maharashtra has sanctioned the issuance of an ordinance to enable regularization of unauthorized constructions built before December 31, 2015.

The legislative assembly had approved the amendment of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act to enable regularization; however the council had not cleared it.

An official from the Chief Minister’s office said that, this is the second time the ordinance is being proclaimed. To regularize structures, people who seek regularization, will have to pay compounding charges, infrastructure charges and a premium. However, only structures in abidance with the Development Control Regulations can be regularized. It also allows doing away with the need to get previous sanctions for prosecution of unauthorized constructions on plots over 10,000 sq ft.

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