Nagpur: The Nagpur Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (NMRDA) has cracked down on illegal structures in the region. On Wednesday, October 3, Enforcement Department team of NMRDA has demolished an illegal construction of industrial unit in Beltarodi and also Advani Dhaba on Umrer Road. The team also recovered penalty of Rs 4 lakh and Rs 4.5 lakh each from the encroachers. Upon paying of penalty, the action was stayed for limited period.
The action against illegal structures will be continued in future too. The last date for the compounding of structures is October 30, 2018. Maharashtra Government has given an opportunity to citizens to regularize their illegal construction by payment of premium at NMRDA. However, the citizens did not give response to the orders of NMRDA. Therefore, NMRDA has started demolition of illegal structures in the Metropolitan area.
Assistant Commissioners Bhupesh Meshram, Anil Kumar Awasthi, and Enforcement Officer Manohar Patil led the drive.
1,328 buildings in Nagpur Metro Region found illegal
It may be recalled that as many as 1328 buildings in city’s outskirts coming under Metro Region have been declared ‘illegal’ by Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA). These buildings were found constructed without any necessary permission from concerned authorities in the past.
These 1328 unauthorised buildings include 115 industrial units, 75 educational institutes, 65 multi-storied buildings, 52 restaurants and 884 residential as well as other buildings. Subsequently, the NMRDA had served notices to all these buildings under Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act (MRTP). No permission was procured from NMC’s Fire and Emergency Services Department while constructing these buildings. Majority of the illegal structures are close to the city.