MUDA to approve pending single site plans within 15 days

Chairman warns action against officers responsible for delay

Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Chairman Ramesh S informed that all the pending files related to the single site plan will be approved and cleared within15 days.

Speaking to media persons on Saturday, he said that MUDA has taken serious note of the grievance of the public about delay in the single site approval process, hence it has decided to clear the applications in 15 days starting from March 1.

“After a few rounds of meetings, we have planned and directed the officers and staff to approve all the pending applications within the deadline, failing which action would be taken against the officers concerned. The applicants can directly approach the MUDA authorities and file complaint in case their applications are not approved within specific time,” he said.

Ramesh informed that MUDA has been receiving on an average 600 applications for single site approval and zonal certificates in a month. Though the MUDA has been disposing the files by speeding up the approval process in last few months, several applications are yet to be approved, he said.

Car parking lot
Speaking about the long pending multi- level car parking project in Hampankatta, the chairman said that the MUDA will begin the work of parking project within six months.

“The multi-level car parking will be built in 2.2 acres of land in Hampankatta and it will have three storeys with the capacity to park 1,000 cars. A commercial complex too will be built in the area. It will be a joint venture by the MUDA and the Mangalore City Corporation,” he said, adding that the MUDA also has plans to build small scale car parking areas in five to six places in the city.

In order to solve the problem of site-less citizens in the city, MUDA will distribute 3000 sites to the siteless at a low cost in Surathkal. The sites will be formed in 200 acres of land and MUDA has already purchased 72 acres of land for the purpose. The distribution work will commence by July, 2012, he said.

Clearing the apprehension of people who are willing to construct houses in small piece of land, the Chairman said that according to the revised Master Plan II, the city dweller with a small site of two or three cents could build a house provided there is minimum area for the road construction.

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