BMC’s new manual cuts permits for construction from 119 to 58
MUMBAI: The tedious, lengthy and corrupt procedure currently to obtain building permits is being cut by half with the new Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) manual proposing to make the process simpler and quicker.
The manual, released by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, proposes to cut the number of permits required from the current 119 to 58. The manual has also promised to ensure that building permits are in within 60 days of application. Currently, processing an application can take any- where between a year to longer to be completely processed.
Amidst other moves, the BMC has now decided to allow private professionals like architects and engineers to certify certain permissions rather than builders having to come to the BMC for them.
It has also now introduced a single-window system for payment of procedure fees instead of the current system where an applicant has to pay at 89 different points.
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