PANAJI: TCP Minister Vishwajit Rane said that Kadamba Plateau, which is already attaining a status of a satellite town, shall be considered for grant of a higher FAR of 400.
Rane also said that Class A municipal areas can also benefit from 400 FAR and that necessary amendments will be done under regulations to facilitate the same.
“Kadamba Plateau, which is already attaining a status of a satellite town, shall be considered for grant of higher FAR of 400; For Class A municipal areas, they can also avail a benefit of 400 FAR. Necessary amendments will be done under regulations to facilitate the same,” said Rane.
He further said that his department was doing everything it could to preserve Goa’s uniqueness and develop the state in the right direction, utilizing the expertise of international planning consultants and stakeholders in the planning process.
“The representatives from CREDAI, ITPI, Institute of Engineers, and Indian Institute of Architects will be invited as special invitees to all the Town & Country Planning meetings & PDA Board meetings,” he added.
Rane said that under the TCP Act, there is already a provision to charge a fee for change of views of the land. The current rates are as per the 1974 provisions, and the same will be revised by the CTP and a few members of the board through a sub-committee.
“The change in rate will bring in additional revenue to the government. Henceforth, to undertake any change of views of land under ODP, concerned parties shall have to pay the fees as prescribed under the Act,” he added.
The minister also said that his department shall be appointing consultants to draft new ODP and regional plans, “TCP board shall empanel consultancy experts in the planning field whose services shall be engaged by the respective PDAs for preparation of ODPs,” he said.
He said that as decided by the board, for any kind of violation under sections 17A & 17B, FIRs will be filed by the department, and the Member Secretary of the PDA will follow the same.
“Additionally, under 17A, if approval is obtained by misrepresentation or submission of faulty contour plains, then stern action shall be taken. Henceforth, prior approval under section 17A shall be compulsory if any development is undertaken in a sloppy land under 25% gradient,” the minister said.