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Building map approval goes online in Rajasthan

Residents of urban areas of the state can obtain their building map approval online. Urban Development and Housing (UDH) minister on Wednesday inaugurated the long-pending online building map application (module) . On this occasion, the minister issued permission to two applicants who had applied online for building layout plan at Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC).

An official said both online and offline services would be available in urban bodies. “The online system will automatically check building approval application. The process can be completed in a short time. The fee will also be determined by the online system so that citizens will get the information about the entire fee while applying. Provision has also been made in the system for payment of fees online and offline by the applicants.”

Once the application is received, the citizen will get the status of their application through e-mail and SMS and details will also be available on the system. “There will be transparency in the work by using the online system. Continuous monitoring can be to ensure completion of the work within stipulated period of time,” said an official.

At present, the online building map application has been started as a pilot project at the JMC. The application in other municipal corporations will start from August 20 and will be fully operational by September 15. In the municipal councils and municipalities, it will begin by October 31.

The project was first launched on June 8, 2016. However, many local bodies including that in Jaipur highlighted practical problems in implementing the online system. Thereafter, it was again launched on October 1, 2017 following directions from the then state government. But it could not become successful due to lack of political will.


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