Odisha Govt Launches New Scheme To Regularise Unauthorised Constructions

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Thursday launched a new scheme for regularisation of unauthorised constructions in urban and rural areas, as its previous programme did not attract the people.

The Regularisation of Unauthorised Constructions Scheme-2019 has been simplified to attract applicants and it will remain in force for six months, a notification issued by the Housing and Urban Development department said.

The new scheme has incorporated a number of provisions relating to setbacks, parking and compounding charges of both high rise and non-high rise buildings located in residential as well as non-residential areas of the state.

Though the earlier amnesty scheme had provisions of leaving two-third open space for apartments or buildings, it was reduced in the new scheme.

Now, one has to keep at least 1.5 metre setback on all sides for non-high rise buildings which have less than 15 metres of height.

In case of high rise buildings above 15 metre but less than 18 metre, the setback provision is fixed at 1.5 metre on all sides and minimum of 4.5 metre setback at least on any two sides except the front side.

As per the provisions, the Parking Deficit charges per square metre are Rs 10,000 for residential and non-residential areas in municipal corporation. This charge will be Rs 8,000 in municipality areas, Rs 6000 for Notified Area Council (NAC) region and Rs 5000 for rural areas.

The Compounding Fee for square metre of built-up area as per regularisation scheme-2019 is Rs 250 for residential area and Rs 500 for non-residential areas, the notification said.