The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) will now accept no objection certificates (NOCs) only from the apartment association’s managing committee, instead of from individual member.
This will ease the process for redevelopment and construction of additional rooms in Cidco-constructed structures in the city.
According to officials, orders to this effect were passed by municipal commissioner Abasaheb Jarhad to the town planning department of NMMC. The general body of NMMC in December had cleared the proposal to this effect.
Corporators from all political parties had come together and pressed for this clause to be ended, since it was putting members of the apartment association, who wanted to redevelop or construct additional rooms, through hardships when it came to accepting NOCs from other members.
Cidco has constructed LIG homes in Airoli, Nerul, Koparkhairane, Turbhe, and Vashi. Some structures are as old as 25-30 years, and if any member wishes to carry out redevelopment, then the owner has to obtain an NOC from all the members.
Practically an uphill task, it resulted in delays, following which people started constructions without obtaining mandatory permissions, causing an increase in unauthorised constructions.
The issue of LIG apartment associations had figured during the standing committee meeting earlier, wherein members stressed on reverting to the old system of granting permission for redevelopment or additional constructions.
Earlier, the owner had to get an NOC merely from neighbours and committee of the apartment owners association. The member has to pay lease premium to Cidco and then obtain necessary permissions from NMMC’s town planning department before starting construction.
Corporators had pointed out that getting signatures of all members was not possible since some of them had settled out of town after putting their homes on rent.