Illegal Constructions
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The Kerala State Government has collected exactly Rs. 3.75 crores as the regularizing fee from the illegal construction after extending deadline to regularize the same. This extension has been offered while considering a low response.

The civic bodies have collected Rs 2.82 crores and the panchayats have collected Rs. 92 lakhs.

According to RTI, a massive number of illegal constructions are reported in city however very few illegal sites are regularized by the city corporations.

Four corporations including Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Thrissur collected Rs. 34 lakhs as regularization fees. However the Capital Corporation and Thrissur Corporation only collected application fee of Rs.16 lakhs and Rs. 13.78 lakhs respectively.

According to Kerala Municipality Building (Regularization of Unauthorized Construction) Rules, 2018, the application fee is applicable to be paid on total built-up area under five categories. These categories include 61-100 sq. mtr., 101-200 sq. mtr., 201-500 sq. mtr., 501-1000 sq. mtr., 1001 sq. mtr. and above.

The application fee is required to be paid between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 15,000 according to the total built up area and for buildings with 1001 square metres and above. The application fee is Rs. 15,000 plus Rs. 25 per sq. m. of built up area over 1000 sq. mtr.

In the last year, both the corporations including Thrissur and Trivandrum did not regularize single illegal construction. However, Kannur and Kozhikode Corporation gave nod to regularize 11 establishments. The State Government has relaxed huge norms and fee in order to encourage people to regularize illegal constructions in the state.

Under the civic bodies many illegal constructions were reported but not many of them came forward to get regularized from the state.

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