Hegde seeks amnesty for residential buildings

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Krishna-HegdeKrishna Hegde, MLA from Vile Parle has written to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan asking him to provide amnesty scheme for buildings without Occupation Certificate (OC) up to the year 1-1-1995 and regularize these buildings. Hegde even suggested a bill/ ordinances in this regard.

Speaking in support of the letter Hegde said, “Even today buildings violating norms are being regularized by the BMC by charging a penalty. The Government is bound to protect slums constructed before 1-1-1995 and similar rules will apply for building residents too.”

Congress MP Priya Dutt supporting Hegde’s demand said, “Lakhs of residents staying in these buildings are paying exorbitant charges for water and other basic amenities. In Haryana and Bangalore amnesty schemes have been bought by the State Governments and residents’ issues have been sorted”

Over 5000 buildings in Mumbai possess no Occupation Certificate. Hegde had written to the Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan regarding the same on 12th December 2013.