Thirty-three buildings in the twin cities have built extra illegal floors after taking permission for building ground plus one floor and hence, they have not been issued the Occupancy Certificates (OCs) by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) in the last three years.

The Town Planning wing informed the standing committee presided over by Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain on Monday that of the 1,392 applications submitted for obtaining the OCs in the 18 circles, 916 buildings got the certificates, 326 cases were pending and 154 applications were rejected.

Other than the multi-storied buildings where the permissions are issued in the head office, the various circle and zonal offices issue building permissions for constructions up to ground plus four floors. OCs are a must for any construction built in a plot size of 200 sq metres or more and for a residential building height of up to seven metres under the municipal corporation.

OCs are issued only when the construction is according to the sanctioned plan and denial of the certificate also means that the water board connection will not be given for supply of drinking water and sewerage link up. An effort to even deny power connections for buildings not having OCs is also on, point out senior officials.

Illegal smaller buildings where OCs were denied are the highest in circle 13: Patancheru-Ramachandrapuram – 15, circle 11: Serilingampally – 9 and circle one : Kapra – 9. Rejected applications seeking OCs are the highest in circle 10: Khairatabad, Punjagutta-Ameerpet area – 39, circle three: L.B.Nagar – 32, circle 9: Himayatnagar-Domlaguda – 24 and circle one: Kapra – 13.

Highest compliance of OCs is in circle 10: Khairatabad-Punjagutta-Ameerpet area – 177, circle three: L.B.Nagar – 104, circle 15: Qutbullapur – 92 and circle 14: Kukatpally & circle 18: Secunderabad – 90 each. Pending applications are the highest in circle 17: Malkajgiri – 130, circle three: L.B.Nagar – 114 and circle 14: Kukatpally – 26.

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