Scheme to regularise byelaw violations soon

Scheme to regularise byelaw violations soon

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday gave his approval for implementing a scheme to regularise building byelaw violations and land use in urban areas across the State.

A notification to give effect to the scheme will be issued in a week’s time. A direction to issue the notification was given by Siddaramaiah to the Urban Development Department officials at a meeting on Tuesday.

Siddaramaiah also approved the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Regulation of Unauthorised Development and Constructions) Rules 2013 required to implement the scheme, sources said. 

The implementation of the scheme had been delayed as the model code of conduct was in force due to the Lok Sabha polls.

The scheme seeks to regularise up to 50 per cent violation of setback norms and permissible floor area ratio in residential buildings and up to 25 per cent in non-residential buildings in all urban areas. The cut-off date for unauthorised properties eligible for regularisation is October 19, 2013. Siddaramaiah directed the officials to take strict action against illegal constructions that have come up after the cut-off date.

As per rules, up to 25 per cent violation in residential buildings will attract a fee of 6 per cent of the total guidance value of the property.  For violations between 25 and 50 per cent, a fee of 8 per cent of the guidance value has been fixed.

The rules stipulate that an applicant desiring to get authorised development regularised should submit the title document, khata, survey sketch from the Revenue department, site plan showing details of the surroundings and photograph of construction (from different sides showing all external details of development).

The rules for the scheme have been framed in accordance with the directions of the Karnataka High Court.

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