Amaravati development body & Vijayawada civic body to identify illegal buildings – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: Amaravati Metropolitan Region Development Authority (AMRDA) and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) have begun a special drive to identify illegal constructions.

The deadline for the Building Penalisation Scheme (BPS) ended on 31 December 2020.

Amaravati region, especially Vijayawada, became a hub for real estate after the city became a part of the capital region in 2015. Many builders started group houses that resemble apartments. Most of these constructions had deviations and were constructed by acquiring panchayat plans in 2016. Several middle class families had invested in these flats considering their affordable price.

The then TDP government started BPS scheme in August 2018 and it was extended till December 2020 for various reasons. But many builders and flat owners ignored to complete the penalisation process by submitting necessary documents and penalty charges.

Most of the illegal constructions are half finished group houses and the plan validity of many of these apartments has lapsed. The AMRDA and VMC started issuing notices to illegal constructions asking them to demolish voluntarily. Authorities have given them two months to demolish the structures.
Amaravati development body & Vijayawada civic body to identify illegal buildings“Owners of illegal constructions missed the last chance to pay penalties for their houses. Most of these apartments acquired plans from panchayats before inception of Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA). These plans are now inactive and there is no chance of renewal. There is no alternative remedy,” said a senior official at city planning wing of AMRDA.

Meanwhile, plot owners who invested huge money in these buildings are now in limbo with the notices issued by AMRDA. “We have paid Rs 10,000 as token amount for BPS and are waiting for our builder to complete the process. We just came to know after APCRDA stocked notices to the building. Government should give us another chance,” said Rokkam Surya Rao, a buyer from Nidamanuru.

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Vijayawada civic body to develop housing layouts on outskirts – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: Vijayawada Municipal Corporation is gearing to develop layouts on city outskirts. The civic body’s town planning wing is identifying land to develop layouts for the affordable housing scheme within 5 kilometres of the city.

VMC commissioner Prasanna Venkatesh said that both private and government employees and self-employed with an income of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 18 lakh per annum are eligible for the scheme. “The layouts will have spacious roads, street lights, an underground drainage system and other basic infrastructure facilities. Moreover they are clear titles without any legal disputes,” he said.

Those with an annual income of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 6 lakh are eligible for MIG1150 square yard plots while those with income of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh are eligible for MIG2 200 square yard plots. Beneficiaries with annual income between Rs 12 lakhs to Rs 18 lakh are eligible for MIG3 250 square yard plots.

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Ordinance to create Tadigadapa municipality comes as surprise – ET RealEstate

VIJAYAWADA: The recent ordinance promulgated by the state government to create Tadigadapa municipality has come as shocker to the locals. With the creation of Tadigadapa municipality, the state government has put plans of creating Greater Vijayawada Municipal Corporation on the back burner.

Earlier it was proposed to merge 45 villages around Vijayawada city into Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) to create urban infrastructure by expanding the city limits.

Though some efforts were made to create Greater Vijayawada Municipal Corporation during the previous government, the proposal remained on paper due to various reasons.

In fact the proposal faced stiff resistance from local politicians as they would lose prominence once the village panchayats are merged into the corporation. Even the people of these villages also opposed the move in fear of higher taxes if they become part of the municipal corporation.

The state government’s move to create a separate municipality with Kanuru, Tadigadapa, Yanamalakudu and Poranki as YSR Tadigadapa municipality with 38 wards comes as a surprise to many as it was never in discussions.

In the ordinance notified by the government, boundaries of 13 municipalities and two municipal corporations have been changed by merging surrounding villages.

Tadigadapa was the only municipality that was newly created apart from upgrading five other panchayats into Nagara Panchayats (urban local bodies).

In the earlier plan of Greater Vijayawada, it was proposed to bring all the villages from Kanuru till Kankipadu into the corporation limits.

Now, even after creating a new municipality, the state government limited it to only four villages leaving other villages like Penamaluru, Gosala and Kankipadu which have also expanded rapidly in recent times having continuity with Vijayawada.

Ch Baburao, the capital region coordinating secretary of CPM, said that the decision to create YSR Tadigadapa municipality was taken in haste with political motives. There should be a comprehensive study and consultative process before creating new urban local bodies but in present case, there is no scientific study or basis to create Tadigadapa municipality with only four villages leaving out other villages, he said, adding that the government should also clarify its stand on Greater Vijayawada.

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