Hyderabad: Govt. of Telangana has set up Telangana Municipal Buildings Tribunal to check illegal constructions in the limits of Greater Hyderabad. All the controversial issues pertaining to illegal constructions of buildings would be shifted to this tribunal. The cases would be decided within 6 months and orders would be issued. The chairman of the tribunal would be a sitting judge whereas the officials of Municipal Administration would be included as its members. The tribunal would function from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all the working days.
Municipal Administration Minister, Mr. K.T. Rama Rao told that Govt. has taken strict decisions in order to check illegal constructions. He further said that for the development, expansion and planning of the city, such decisions are essential.
Secretary of Municipal Administration, Mr. Naveen Mittal, IAS issued the GO. Later, the function of the tribunal would be extended to the entire state. The proceedings of the tribunal would be in English but the public may submit their representations in Urdu or Telugu. A DD of Rs. 500 from any nationalized bank should be enclosed to the petition.
It may be noted that in Nizampet, Bachupally, Manikonda and other areas, many illegal constructions have been made with the approval of Panchayats. In case of heavy rains, water gets accumulated in the cellars of the apartments. The set rules have been violated while constructing these apartments. It has resulted in narrow lanes where it is not possible for the passage of vehicles. In case of accidents, even the fire engine can’t reach the spot. Multi storey buildings were constructed while permission was obtained for the construction of only two or three storeys. When Municipal Officials pointed out these irregularities, stay orders were obtained from the court and constructions were made. These buildings do not have parking facilities. All these irregularities are causing inconvenience to the public. After the orders for setting up the tribunal were issued, all such irregularities could be checked.