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Regularisation of Encroached Lands

Published: 07th May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:Those, who have applied for regularisation of dwellings in unobjectionable government lands under GO 58, may heave a sigh of relief. Officials are busy giving finishing touches to the final phase of the verification process to prepare the land pattas.

Though a particular date has not been confirmed, it is likely that pattas may be distributed to eligible applicants in a month. The government had called for applications in two categories - for free regularisation of dwellings up to 125 square yards under GO 58 and upon payment of a fixed amount for lands exceeding 125 square yards under GO 59. While there was a good response for regularisation under GO 58 with about 64,000 applications, just 942 applications were received under GO 59.

Initially in February, officials had announced that the verification process would be completed within 20 days. But hurdles, ranging from shortage of surveyors and revenue staff to applications pertaining to objectionable lands, have delayed the process.

“The government’s aim is to regularise constructions in objectionable state government lands, we have been ordered to review if we can regularise them to help the applicants under GO 58 as they belong to lower income groups. But there are applications in large numbers seeking regularisation in private pattas, railways and other central government lands which we cannot entertain,” said an official.

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