Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Urban Department, Bhushan Gagrani had told TOI on Wednesday that building permits in all areas of corporations and councils in the state would only be provided in online mode – Building Plan Management System – from July 1.
Some municipal corporations, such as Kolhapur, have started to implement the building plan management system. A Municipal Corporation of Pune (PMC) said the civic body’s existing online system, called Auto-DCR, for planning permission was “foolproof” and its officials were familiar with that. “Any changes to the system are not immediately required,” the official said.
Municipal Engineer PMC Prashant Waghmar said the civic body has been using its online business licensing system for a long time. He said: “The PMC was the first to bring the system online. Auto-DCR updates and improvements are made regularly. The PMC will continue to use the existing system as it serves the same purpose as the construction plan management system. »
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) would also prefer to use their existing system. PCMC City engineer Makrand Nikam told TOI, “We have been using Building Plan Approval Management System (BPAMS) since 2012 and we are not thinking of a change in the arrangement.”
Data from PMC revealed that 2,775 building permits, including 698 new nods, were granted in 2021-22. The PMC had set a target of earning Rs 1,185.06 crore for the financial year 2021-22 from building permits and raised Rs 2,002 crore. Revenue from the PCMC’s Building Permits Department also saw a massive jump for 2021-2022, with the department absorbing Rs 1,036 crore in revenue from Rs 380 crore in 2020-21.
(With entries from Piyush Bhusari)