The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is permitting the construction of buildings, warehouses, etc. without taking permission from local bodies. Structured constructions can be charged through DPMS or TS iPass without taking a permit fee.
Up to 10 percent violations are allowed. For such constructions, an additional 33 percent penalty is payable in addition to the fee.
At present Ghatkesar, Medchal, Shamshabad, Shankarpalli, etc. zones under HMDA having 600 sq mtr of which 300 buildings, HMDA noted that the structures were not permitted. As of Wednesday, 202 buildings had been completely / partially demolished. These include warehouses and multi-story buildings.
The HMDA commissioner issued an internal memo to the concerned municipalities and municipal commissioners to take strict action against the constructors. Demolished structures comply with all regulations and only if not approved 33 percent under the old law an official says the permits could be obtained with a fine. It is suggested that it is better to get permits than to demolish buildings constructed at a huge cost.
Some are building with the G+5 with the permission of the G+2 while others are without any permission to avoid huge fees. The rules are not followed. Authorities say the possibility of paying a fine for such things does not apply.