Month: August 2011

Illegal Buildings in the City Mark 30,000

It has been found that the illegal or unauthorized structures in the city have reached to 30,000 and are occupied by families. However, these buildings have occupied the government, wakf and endowment lands. They are even present on the full…

Emaar Scam Exceeds Rs. 4,000 Crore Loss to AP

The Andhra Pradesh High Court ordered a CBI inquiry to probe the land allotments made to Emaar Properties and the related controversial land dealings. It revealed certain fault dealings with the state government and the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation…

GHMC Traps Builders Neglecting Norms

Upon receiving the Occupancy Certificate (OC) from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), certain builders have been playing by neglecting the building norms. The corporation is to issue the OC to the builders only after the completion of building construction…

Households Hit by Property Tax Hike

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) proposed to increase the property tax by five percent every year and it is intended to be in action from April, 2012. This has been proposed in order to repay the bank loan being…

Draft Master Plan Considers Land Pooling Scheme for Development

The Draft Master Plan for Hyderabad Metropolitan Region has brought up a proposal to implement a land pooling scheme in Hyderabad. HMDA will assemble a set of small land portions into a large portion, and then provide it with infrastructure like roads, parks, public utilities and other social amenities. The body would also get the land areas for other public use such as cemetery and schools.