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LRS submission last date December 31, 2010

The applications related to Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) can now be submitted at the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) zonal offices at Medchal, Ghatkesar, Shamshabad and Shankarpally apart from the central office located at Tarnaka.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting held recently under the chairmanship of HMDA Commissioner, Rajeshwar Tiwari.

The last date for submission of LRS applications is December 31, the HMDA informed in a press release issued here. Source: Hindu 6/11/10

BPS Last Date 15 Novemver. Penthouse Owenrs Worried. No NOC for Penthouses

The fate of hundreds of unauthorised penthouses in the city is hanging in the balance as their owners have failed to obtain a No Objection Certificate from the Fire Services Department.

Over 2,000 applications were submitted under the Building Penalisation Scheme (BPS) seeking regularisation of penthouses. Though the last date for BPS has been extended twice, and the scheme itself is scheduled to come to an end on November 15, many penthouse owners are yet to submit a Fire NOC to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

In addition to the penthouse applications, another 40,000 applications pertaining to individual houses and flats are pending under BPS with the GHMC. Officials said this time the government may not allow another extension of BPS to clear even the pending applications. The fire NOC is a mandatory requirement for penthouse owners and is only issued if the penthouse owner installs prescribed fire safety equipment in the building.

The penthouse owners want the civic body to write to the government urging it to do away with the safety rule that requires an additional staircase to be installed in penthouses. They say they are willing to invest in "minimum acceptable fire safety measures"if the corporation will relax the additional staircase rule, as this will save them more than Rs.50,000. Source: DC 6/11/10