Residents of various colonies associations are up in arms against the GO 450 which seeks to bring plots of 100 sq. metres to 300 sq. metres under the purview of the mortgage clause to check unauthorised constructions.

At a round table conference held here on Sunday, the Federation of Associations of Colonies and Apartments (FACA) and Greater Hyderabad Residents Forum (GHRF) demanded scrapping of the GO 450 forthwith.

Corruption

K. Nageshwar, MLC, said the GO would put the common man to untold misery and lead to spurt in corruption. To get the mortgage released one would have to go around in circles not to speak of the corruption it would result in.

If the government was sincere in stopping unauthorised constructions it should first take action against big builders and influential persons indulging in gross violations of rules, Dr. Nageshwar said.

V. Kamesh Babu, general secretary, FACA, asked the government to withdraw GO 450 and extend facilities to the small plot owners.

Following representation by FACA, the government agreed to exempt individual buildings coming up in plots up to 300 metres and to a height of six metres from the purview of mortgage clause. But all these relaxations were now taken away by the GO 450, Mr. Babu said.

He said the middle and lower middle class people would be forced to sell away their sites or adjust in small houses since the GO 450 insisted on mortgage of 10 per cent of the built up area.

GO 450 seeks to bring plots of 100 sq. metres to 300 sq. metres under the purview of the mortgage clause