HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) will use Google maps and other satellite imagery to determine whether a particular building existed prior to October 28, 2015 or not before regularizing unauthorized buildings, GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, the commissioner said that applications for Building Regularization Scheme (BRS) and Layout Regularization Scheme (LRS) would be accepted only online to put an end to the system of brokers taking advantage of the applications and stem other malpractices. The applicants can log on to website and apply for the regularization scheme, he said.

He said that the applicants have to upload all the relevant documents such as sale deed, plans, photographs, market value certificates, structural stability and indemnity bond along with the application. The commissioner said about 35,000 LRS and another 4,000 BPS applications are pending with the municipal corporation. The pending applicants have to apply afresh for the regularization schemes and have to pay the penal fees as per the new fixed amounts. However, the amount paid earlier would be adjusted now, the commissioners said. Those applications kept in abeyance under the previous scheme for want of No Objection Certificate (NOC) from fire services department, have to produce the certificate and apply again.

He said the buildings and plots on the lake beds, sikham lands and other prohibited locations would not be considered for regularization schemes, he said.

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Source: TOI-Hyd