NMRDA puts on notice 1,328 unauthorized buildings in Nagpur metro region
The Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) has declared 1,328 buildings in Metro Region as unauthorized. This number is likely to go up manifold as the drive to identify such structures is yet to cover many parts of the Metro Region.
NMRDA has received around 2,000 applications for regularization of buildings and plots following launch of a special scheme by the state government to regularize unauthorized structures and plots. These applications are said to be apart from the 1,328 structures that were declared unauthorized. Majority of the structures are close to the city. All these hint at rampant unauthorized constructions around the city, ignored for years by the district administration, which was the authority before NMRDA was set up.
The NMRDA’s list of 1,328 unauthorized constructions includes 115 industrial structures, 75 educational institutions, 65 multi-storey commercial complexes, 52 restaurants, and 884 residential buildings. All have been issued notice under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act in last five months. These buildings do not have sanctioned building plans or NOC, nor have they complied with norms of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) fire and emergency services department.