Self-certification for building on small plots soon in Telangana
To provide hassle-free building permissions and curb corruption in civic bodies, the municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD) department has proposed self-certification for granting residential building permission for plots up to 200 square metres (240 square yards).
At the same time, if any builder or property owner constructs a structure without taking permission, he or she would be jailed for three years or fined 10% of building value. “Under Section 250 of the proposed Municipal Act, if any property owner is found raising illegal structures, or against the master plan permission, he or she will be prosecuted and jailed, which may be extended for three years,” said a senior official of MA&UD.
These provisions have been incorporated in the proposed Municipal Act. According to sources, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) was also keen on implementing self-certification for building permission in approved layouts.