GHMC to reconstitute building committee

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: In light of certain issues being raised in the Building Committee of GHMC with regard to title, sites located at the nearby water bodies, like lakes, tanks, kuntas, nalas and fire related issues, GHMC has decided to reconstitute Building Committee and Multi Storied Building (MSB) by including members and special invitees from Revenue officials from Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal and Sangareddy districts to discuss the issue in details and obtain necessary clearances.

It was also planned to reconstitute the Multi-Storied Building Regulations Committee and Layout Committee by including Director (Planning) , House Number Cell as member of the committee. In this connection, GHMC has written a letter to the Principal Secretary to Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) Arvind Kumar requesting to issue necessary orders for reconstitution of the Building Committee and MSB Committee in GHMC. An order to this effect would be issued shortly.

At present the Building Committee in GHMC consists of Commissioner as Chairman, Chief City Planner and Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Director (Planning) or his nominee as members. GHMC officials told Express that in the reconstitution of the BC and MSB, special invitees will be included who will be representatives of districtcCollector from Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal and Sangareddy districts. Superintending Engineer, Irrigation (Lakes) of GHMC, Additional Director, Fire Prevention Wing, GHMC will  also be the special invitees.

The proposed  special invitees would discuss the issues with regard to titles, sites nearby  by water bodies, lakes, nalas. Further, the committee will scrutinise the proposals in plots above 750 sq,mts. The proposals in plots less than 750 sq,mts involving road widening cases, relaxations and proposal falling in approved layouts can be directly dealt without referring to the building committee, however, all the proposals which require interpretation of rules have to be placed before the committee, officials added.

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