CM puts on hold building penalisation scheme

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Hyderabad, Jan 28 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today put on hold the building penalisation and layout regulation scheme initiated by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department (MA and UD).

He asked MA and UD Principal Secretary to come out with reduced penalisation charges and extension of time period for submission of applications, according to an official release here.

''Ours is a compassionate government. We stand for the common people. We know their troubles and tribulations. We cannot burden the middle class people like this. You have to come out with a more rationalised scheme,'' said the release quoting Dr Reddy.

The Chief Minister said penalisation charges should be in confirmity with the prevailing market rates of the area.

The penal charges for buildings constructed before 1997 should be at least 25 per cent less than the normal rates.

He also wanted the penal charges for residential buildings in notified slums to be at least 50 per cent less than the normal rates and sought exemption of G-plus RCC residential buildings in plots up to 100 sq meter.

The Chief Minister said all areas in one Municipality or all Municipalities and areas could not be taken under one category.

He suggested the basic value or the market value considered for land registration should be taken as base value for calculating penal charges.

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