During 2016-2017, GHMC has issued 8704 building permissions as against 6844 during 2015-16. Further, an amount of Rs.526.64 Crores is collected during 2016-2017 towards Building Permit Fee, Development Charges, and Betterment Charges and additional Rs.30 Crores towards proportionate layout charges, as against Rs.515.23 Crores during 2015-16
Apart from the above, an amount of Rs.196.27 Crores is collected from Layout Regularisation (LR) applications during financial year 2016-2017
As part of Initiatives towards Ease of Doing Business, during last financial year GHMC has introduced Development Permission Management System (DPMS) for issue of online building permissions from 2nd June 2016 onwards. Initially it was rolled out to Residential Building Applications and later extended to Commercial and Multi Storied Building Applications w.e.f 27.02.2017.
The entire process of application including process, payment of fee, release of building permit order and plans is completely online and SMS alerts are sent to Citizens with regard to status of application thereby avoiding personal contact with officials of GHMC. As compared to other cities such as Pune, who have adopted Hybrid System of Manual and Online System, GHMC has adopted 100% online system from receipt of application to release of digitally signed plans.
Extensive training on Auto DCR Software to the Architects / Engineers before introduction of Development Permission Management System (DPMS) resulted in quick adoption of new system and thereby resulting in smooth transformation from manual system to online system. GHMC appreciates the efforts of Architects / Engineers for making the Online Building Plan Approval System a success. The average time taken for adoption of online system in other Indian cities was around 1 to 2 years, whereas GHMC has adopted the online system in less than 3 months.
During the financial year 2016-2017, out of 8074 permissions issued, 6158 permissions are issued through DPMS (Online Approval System) and thus shows the ready acceptance of the new system by citizens.
The average time taken for disposal of applications is 22-27 days as compared to 30-40 days earlier.
GHMC has approved following major projects during financial year 2016-2017, wherein 23 million square feet of built up area is being developed.
- Major Residential Projects : 26
- Multi Storied Commercial Buildings : 21
- Multi Storied Buildings for IT Office Space : 5
- Mall cum Multiplex : 3