Karnataka issues ordinance to regularize illegal construction


Bangalore: Accelerating to implement the Akrama-Sakrama proposal, regularization of illegal buildings, the urban development department (UDD) forwarded the draft norms it had framed to the law department for its suggestion.

With the Cabinet’s nod and approval from the Governor HR Bharwdwaj, the Karnataka Government on October 19 issued a law to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning and Certain Other Laws called Akrama-Sakrama scheme.

In the regulation was framed by then BJP Government in 2009 to extend the cut-off date for regularization of illegal residential and commercial buildings in urban areas. The ordinance gives cut-off sate till 2013 end, while the cut-off period was December 2009 in the earlier draft.

The draft rules are framed and will be sent to the law department before implementing it, said an official.

Various fee structures like regularization of site for both converted and non-converted, fee set for setback violations for residential and non-residential use, for construction in non-converted agriculture lands and for constructions without approval of the authorities.

Once the law department gives the green signal, notification can be issued and people can start applying for regularization.

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