The LRS scheme was announced by the municipal administration and urban development (MA&UD) department on September 1 and ended on October 31. The state also stopped registrations of plots in unauthorised layouts and buildings without permission from civic bodies. As the government stalled all registrations, there was huge response to the scheme from day one.
Going by LRS applications figures released by the MA&UD department on Sunday, 25.59 lakh applications were received from across the state. Of them, 10.83 lakh applications were from over 12,000 gram panchayats and 10.60 lakh from 141 municipalities. Four lakh plot owners applied to regularise their plots in illegal layouts in municipal corporations.
While the highest number of applications have been received from plot owners in GHMC jurisdiction with 1.06 lakhs, another 1.01 lakh applications have come from Greater Hyderabad Warangal Municipal Corporation.
Interestingly, the surrounding areas of the city that fall in Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), which have hundreds of illegal layouts, did not apply to regularise their plots in unapproved layouts.
For instance, Nizampet municipal corporation, touted as the civic body with maximum number of illegal layouts and buildings in the state, has received only 4,175 applications. Similarly, Boduppal corporation got 17, 915 applications, while Jawaharnagar municipal corporation in Medchal-Malkajgiri received the lowest applications, with just 368 property owners evincing interest to regularize their plots. Among the city’s surrounding civic bodies, Badangpet municipal corporation received 46,894 applications. With regards to municipalities in Rangareddy districts, the upmarket Manikonda municipality got only 2,500 applications and Narsingi received 3,800 applications.
Among the old municipal corporations and district headquarters, Khammam has received over 50,000 applications and Karimnagar half of that. Some civic bodies like Mulugu and Warangal had zero applications.
Sources said the state government had got nearly Rs 100 crore towards initial registration fee and might get between Rs 10,000-15,000 crore towards penal fee. “Processing of all applications will begin in the next few days and completed in the next three months,” a senior MA&UD department official said.