Greater Hyderabad civic body set to revise mandatory mortgage norm to check rising illegal constructions
From commercial establishments to apartments, builders in the city flout norms by tweaking the building rules, GHMC officials said.
While in Madhapur, a reputed hospital does not have adequate parking space, many builders in the peripheral areas have encroached upon the main road as well as lakes.
G Srinivas Goud, a resident of Alwal and husband of G Jyothi Goud, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) co-option member complained of a builder encroaching upon a major portion of a road in Alwal.
According to the GHMC officials, they have sent a proposal to the government to make mortgage mandatory for plots over 100 square metres. At present, mortgage is mandatory only for plots more than 200 square metres.
“In several cases, builders apply permission for plot measuring more than 200 meters as two units, but while constructing, they raise the structure as one building. In order to put an end to this norm, we have made mortgage and occupancy certificate mandatory for plots more than 100 square meters,” said S Devender Reddy GHMC Chief City Planner (CCP).
Residents of Alwal also complained to the civic body about building permission granted for constructing a structure in the land which falls under the Full Tank Level (FTL) area of Kotha Cheruvu, also known as Alwal lake, but in vain.
They alleged that authorities were ignoring the unauthorised cellar in their area. Locals in Alwal say unauthorised constructions affectS the sewage system which is already poor in their area.