By Accommodation Times Bureau
While unauthorized commercial constructions in Haryana are in for one-time relief, illegal conversions from residential to commercial in core areas are set to get a window for getting these regularized. But the one-time relief on both counts will not be a blanket one and shall be subject to certain riders.
The Haryana Cabinet which met the Chief Minister of Haryana, here today approved a policy for grant of one-time relief to unauthorized commercial constructions and regularization of illegal conversions from residential to commercial in core areas.
The policy has been framed to provide one-time relief so that unauthorized commercial construction is brought into conformity with the Building Code and relevant Acts or Rules and regularization of illegal conversion. It has two parts. Part-A is related to granting relief to the unauthorized construction and Part-B relates to regularization of illegal conversion from residential to commercial in core areas.
The concept of granting relief to unauthorized commercial construction in Part-A makes it clear that the policy will not be a blanket regularization policy, but a policy under which relief will be provided only if applied.
Regularization of unauthorized commercial construction will be permitted for only 10 years and within these years, the applicant will have to construct or rectify his building as per the building bye-law or code.
The department will prepare an IT-based platform to record all submitted information on unauthorized commercial construction and prepare a complete database on the central server, integrated with the software, which will scrutinize the building plans and prepare a report on violations. The report will be provided to the applicant who has to rectify construction within the given span of 10 years.