Bengaluru: The state government has begun the long-pending process of ‘one-time regularisation’ of unauthorised layouts and buildings.
Property owners can approach local body offices for applications from March 23. The scheme will be open for a year, till March 23, 2016.
Called Akrama Sakrama, the scheme applies to all layouts and buildings that have come up on private property before October 19, 2013. No building or layout on encroached government or semi-government land is eligible for regularisation.
Collection: The government hopes to mobilise Rs 10,000-15,000 crore through Akrama Sakrama.
Releasing a handbook on Tuesday with the relevant rules, procedures and guidelines, Urban Development Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake said the fees had been rationalised and the calculations made simple.
Funds mobilised through Akrama Sakrama will be used for the development of infrastructure and creation of parks and open spaces in the state, Sorake said.
The Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act of 1961, Karnataka Municipal Corporation Act of 1976 and Karnataka Municipalities Act of 1964 have been amended to regularise illegal layouts and buildings on private property.
Sorake said that the government would follow a court direction in case a building violated bylaws by 100 per cent.
Owners of such properties can also approach the court for relief, he said. The application has to be filed by the owner, Sorake said, promising to act against developers of unauthorised layouts and apartments.
The regularisation fee will be in addition to the regular charges levied by the competent authorities.
According to the proposal, the regularisation fee for land use violation is five times the fees prescribed.