TS mulls to shift lay-out sanction powers to HMDA
In a bid to eradicate the menace of uneven lay-outs and building approvals across the urban villages on ORR, the state government is mulling to relegate powers to Hyderabad Metro Development Authority very soon.
Hyderabad: In a bid to eradicate the menace of uneven lay-outs and building approvals across the urban villages on ORR, the state government is mulling to relegate powers to Hyderabad Metro Development Authority very soon.
At present, the respective gram-panchayats have the authority to sanction the lay-outs and building plans. “We (builders lobby) have requested the government to take away the powers of village panchayats in terms of layout and building plans in their territories, which are coming in the way of overall urban planning,” S Ram Reddy, President, Credai Hyderabad said.
He further added that, each of village is developing own plan of realestate development in contravention of overall plan and allowing haphazard plotting and construction of buildings thus creating uneven growth around Hyderabad urban conglomerate.
It is ideal to allow town planning department to initiate works like laying roads, water pipes, underground power lines and drainage systems, as most of these village will become smart villages, says Rajeshwar of Sai Krupa Ventures and Treasurer, Credai Hyderabad. Reddy cited Adibattla village, which is fast developing as IT hub, has uneven layouts even with just 15 to 20 ft roads.
“We should oppose to such a development,” he pointed out. There are about 40 and odd villages across ORR, which needs a relook at their lay-outs, and at least the future development in those villages should be on the international standards, he said.
When contacted the land property sellers, who are not willing to be quoted, said, “The plots were sold at a very low cost, after realestate boom around Hyderabad, most of the first buyers of plots sold off.”
They further said that the big builders are now showing interest to buy group of plots for further development. In fact, there is not much of land ventures and the new buyers may have pickup from the existing small holders.
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