Nagpur civic body deletes 10 roads, regularizes 560 plots
NAGPUR: The Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has regularized 560 plots in 35 unauthorized layouts by deleting reservation of 10 roads in the city’s development plan. The regularization has been done under Gunthewari Act on Tuesday. In layman terms, deleting reservation means that the piece of land that had earlier been blocked for construction of a road is no longer reserved for the purpose. Simply put, the plan to build a road in that stretch has been shelved.
Chief engineer SS Gujjalwar said the decision was pending since many years. “We received several reservations seeking regularization of unauthorized plots. Many applications were pending as the plots were on reservation lands. But a majority of plots already have construction on them. Therefore, we decided to regularize them.”
NIT has deleted reservation of a 30-metre road in mouza Babulkheda and Somalwada. In Babulkheda, the road was proposed from Suyog Nagar Square to Industrial Weaker Section Layout. Plots of four cooperative housing societies were laid on the reserved land.
In Somalwada, reservation of a 30-metre road was deleted. Plots were laid by 18 cooperative housing societies on the reserved road.
Similarly, six reserved roads of 12-, 18- and 24-metre widths were deleted in mouza Babulkheda. Eight cooperative housing societies had laid the unauthorized plots on these reserved roads.
One reserved road of 12-metre was deleted in mouza Sonegaon. One cooperative housing society had laid unauthorized plots.
NIT had deleted many reservations of public purposes in city’s development plan under the Gunthewari Act. City’s unplanned development especially in outskirts and concrete jungle in a few parts in interior areas is the result of deletion of reserved lands.