New regularization rules may benefit 6,000 illegal structures in Pune
Maharashtra state government’s recent move to regularize the unauthorized properties could benefit nearly 6,000 illegal constructions in the city of Pune.
Prashant Waghmare, the city engineer of the corporation, told reporters on Monday, “As of now, there are around 6,000 unauthorized constructions. But not all will get the benefit of the new norms. The norms of the state government will be used to take the final call on regularizing the constructions. The building permission department will coordinate with the property tax department to cross-verify the data.”
The state urban development department on Saturday issued rules for illegal structures to be legalized on payment of a penalty. Illegal constructions carried out before December 31, 2015 in residential, commercial and industrial zones would be considered for declaration as “compounded structure” on payment of compounding charges. According to the state’s guidelines, structures do not risk demolition once the owners or residents of these structures pay the charges.