Mangaluru, April 29,2017: It is reported that city Mayor Kavitha Sanil on April 28, Friday, directed town planning section of Mangaluru City Corporation to issue building license to applicants within seven working days, provided all criteria are met.
Complaints that people in need to construct house in single site were finding it extremely difficult to obtain building licences and that brokers were wreaking havoc and making the task more complicated than what it should have been.
Giving this ruling at the monthly meeting of the MCC council, the Mayor taking note of the issue raised by Premanand Shetty of the opposition BJP asked Balakrishna Gowda, TPO about reasons for the delay and the time frame required by his section to issue license. Premanand said while the single site owners were harassed at TPO section, big builders and those going in for multistoreyed constructions were having it easy in obtaining mandatory civic body clearances.
Premanand said, the post of joint director, department of town planning at the MCC, seen by the civic body as a panacea to issue of delayed single site clearances had not exactly worked out. The official has cleared only 10 single site permission in the last three years, he said adding that people still had to go to the Mangaluru Urban Development Authority for the same. "Even if the MUDA clearances are in order, applicants are still sent there for endorsement," he said.
Noting that she had received complaints from a cross section of people about complaints pertaining to town planning section, Mayor warned the town planning officer that he will be held responsible if there were delays in issuing building license. She also instructed the commissioner Mohammad Nazeer to ensure that the rozgar section, birth and death certificate issuing section and other such departments that people frequented on a daily basis were free from the broker menace. She added that such works should be transparent and timely.