Illegal plot owners have now another opportunity to regularize their layouts. As per the directive released by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, the government has allowed the respective municipal and urban development authority bodies to accept the Layout Regularization Scheme (LRS) applications till June 30, 2012 with 20% surcharge of the penal amount. Also, the surcharge is applicable for pending applications where only half the penal amount is paid.
The government issued the A.P. Regulation of Unapproved and Illegal Layout Rules in 2007 and the rules were being changed periodically. Though the last date for LRS applications was December 31, 2010, the pending applications have been processed till December 2011. But, due to the request from HMDA and Director of Town & Country Planning, the government, apart from allowing the processing of pending applications, is now allowing new applications till June 2012.
Source: The Hindu