Make procedures simple
Yadagiri (54), a native of Qutbullapur, has a piece of land which he wanted to dispose. He found a buyer agreeable to all terms and conditions.
An advance amount has already been collected. The area under which his land is situated comes under Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA). When he was readying documents to effect transfer and registration on to the prospective, he was flabbergasted with the conditions laid down for according layout permissions by HMDA.Though HMDA has put in place a ‘single window system’, he found to his dismay that it was more cumbersome and would at least take six months to get the documents listed there under.
Like Yadagiri, there are hundreds of people who are finding it extremely difficult to comply with the HMDA layout requirements. At a time when Telangana State government was working at implementing ‘ease of doing business’ with TSIPass and other permission, land transfers, lay out requirements have become cumbersome and wieldy, said a prospective buyer of property. When asked to comment on the existing lay out requirements, Purushottam Reddy, HMDA Director (planning), told Metro India that these are required to be complied with under the law. ‘I can only say this much’, Reddy said.
Property buyers under the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Area (HMDA) are running from pillar to post to comply with the requirements for lay out permission as prescribed the Authority. Though a ‘single window’ clearance system has been put in place, getting all the required documents to be submitted for approval was’ taxing ‘ consumer to say the least. Assuming that you are a property buyer in the outskirts of the city falling under HMDA jurisdiction, you have to first obtain a land used certificate by HMDA.
Then comes agriculture to non agriculture conversion certificate issued by the revenue authority. This itself is taking more than 21 days to obtain from the date of application. If the site is part of any Survey No, then one has to submit revenue sketch issued by revenue authority. In case site is located near any water body, you are required to submit a sketch issued by the irrigation department showing the respective distance from the Full Tank Level (FTL) boundary.
In case the site is located within the vicinity of gas pipe line, a no objection certificate has to be filed from the authority concerned. In case the site is located within 500 meters from defence institutions, a no objection certificate to that effect has to be submitted. Consumers are extremely finding it to to get a no objection certificate from Defense Authorities, as it falls under Central Government.
Location plan of site and surrounding developments, lands drawn to a metric scale1:1000, a detailed topographical plan of proposed site for layout/layout with houses/gated community showing all dimensions of the site and contours of the land at 5 m intervals , showing nalas, drains, wells, trees, roads, electricity lines etc.. Then comes the stunner: Ownership document (main in favour of applicant) needs a copy of registered sale deed, development agreement of sale cum general power of attorney, pattadar pass book/title deed issued by Revenue authorities, pahanies issued by Mandal Revenue Officer.