Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) administrator Ramesh Pawar has issued instructions to the town planning department of the civic body to start submission and approval of buildings plans online from July 1 as directed by the urban development department of the state government.
Pawar told that the process of submission and approval of the building plans for all the small and big projects will be online from July 1. He has already given instructions to the town planning officials to start the online process, he said.
At present, building plan proposals for small residential projects below 300 sq metres are being submitted online, but only large projects above 300 sq metres were allowed to submit building plan proposals offline.
On April 25 this year, the NMC administrator had given relief from online submission of building plans to the big residential projects coming up on and above 300 sq metre of land. Since then, builders were submitting building plan proposals offline.
The decision to this effect was taken due to technical glitches in software and there had been demand from builders and architects to allow offline submission of building plans at least for big projects.
NMC started online submission and approval of building plans from April 1 this year. But very few building plans proposals were submitted online. Moreover, the revenue through various taxes of the town planning department was also affected because of this.