Civic activist Rajendra Datey-Patil on Thursday said different types of charges levied by the government on regularisation of gunthewari properties were a hurdle for many property owners.
“We have raised objections to the existing ready reckoner rates being considered by authorities while processing regularisation proposals. Ideally, RR rate prevalent at the time of purchase should be considered. It will bring down the charges considerably,” he said.
While development charges of Rs 1,140 per square metre are levied for regularisation of gunthewari property, the applicant also must pay compounding charges and scrutiny charges, among other fees, as a part of the regularisation.
In a letter addressed to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Datey-Patil has demanded official intervention to bring down these charges. When contacted, local civic officials declined to comment.
AMC received around 890 proposals for regularisation of gunthewari properties, of which 588 have been paid in full. AMC limits have around 118 Gunthewari areas, together house over four lakh people.