BMC’s new man­ual cuts per­mits for con­struc­tion from 119 to 58

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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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