“The civic administration has started the implementation of amended Maharashtra Gunthewari Developments (Regulation, up-gradation and Control) Act. The appointed agencies have been asked to work as per detailed instructions given,” the civic administration has said.
Even as the AMC had decided to appoint experts for preparing proposals for regularizing Gunthewari properties, a section of affected citizens were apprehensive over the fate of their proposals submitted in the past.
Former chairman of the standing committee of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, Renukadas Vaidya said the past proposals in question would be considered by the civic administration and affected residents need not have to submit any proposal afresh.
“The civic administration has asked the private agencies to help the private players appointed to help citizens in pushing forward their proposals from its past status. It means, citizens can pick up from where they left and there is no need of duplication of efforts,” said Vaidya, who was following the demand for regularization of Gunthewari properties with the state government.
As per terms and conditions spelt out by Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, private agencies need to complete 100 proposals initially , followed by which their service charges will be released.
The official start to the regularisation of Gunthewari properties has offered a relief to many citizens as the municipal limits of Aurangabad have around 118 Gunthewari areas, which together house over four lakh population.