The Telangana Government on Friday issued orders reducing the minimum area for layout development to one acre.
As per G.O.Ms.No.33, issued by the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Department, dated 24.01.2013, the minimum area for layout development was 4 hectares (10 acres).
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Commissioner, HMDA reported that one of the main reasons for development of unauthorised layouts especially in below 10 acres extent was mainly due to above stipulation and that there have been consistent requests from owners of small land holdings to approve layouts approvals in smaller layouts also.
Further, the Metropolitan Commissioner has stated that to encourage people to come forward for planned development there was a need to relax the above stipulation and requested the government to issue necessary orders subject to payment of differential development charges for layouts in below 10 acres.
Subsequently, the State Government has agreed to the proposal of the HMDA and accordingly in super session of the earlier regulation specified that the “minimum area for layout development shall be 1 acre”. However, the layout owners / developers have to pay differential development charges of 1.75 times of the prevailing development charges in respect of layouts between 1 acre to below 5 acres and 1.5 times of the prevailing development charges in respect of layouts between 5 acres to below 10 acres. (INN)