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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp