In a major relief for individuals as well as builders engaged in real estate sector, the state government has extended due dates of all NOCs, building permits etc by nine months. None would be required to visit government agencies including civic bodies to avail of the extension.
The state’s urban development department on June 4 sent letters to all urban local bodies including Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) directing them to comply with the orders and exempt penalties, interest and process for extension to all dues dates which came to an end on March 25 or during the lockdown period.
“An advisory has been received from ministry of housing and urban affairs on May 28. Lockdown has been imposed since March 25 following pandemic in the country. Like other sectors, real estate too got affected. Apart from disruption of production and supply of material, migrant labourers too have returned to their hometowns. All these factors have affected construction activities. Therefore, there was need to issue the orders,” the department said.
Secretary of CREDAI Nagpur Gaurav Agarwala told TOI, “Orders came as a major relief for all. Now, all building permits, NOCs including that of fire, environment clearance, demand notes to pay charges etc got extended that too by nine months. Even, due date of RERA also got extended. We thank the government for the move.”
The extension of nine months is reportedly applicable to all notices issued by the NMC for compliance of various types of things including compounding of unauthorized constructions.
The state had imposed full lockdown in the district on March 21. Since then, all construction activities have came to a standstill. The extension will also give chance for individuals to revisit their business/ construction strategies.