Gujarat housing board extends date for penalty payment till July 31

In a detailed press release, GHB has claimed that flat and tenement owners who have illegally constructed rooms, or have encroached upon margin spaces or added floors can now regularize it by paying a penalty.

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 The Gujarat housing board (GHB) has extended the time for paying 50% of the penalty towards the illegal construction in their premises till July 31. Such individuals that pay the requisite penalty fee can convert their individual GHB apartment or tenement into freehold.

In a detailed press release, GHB has claimed that flat and tenement owners who have illegally constructed rooms, or have encroached upon margin spaces or added floors can now regularize it by paying a penalty. The state government had offered a 50% exemption in this penalty sum till July 31.

“For residential units the penalty fee will be decided according to the jantri rate of the open plot in the vicinity of the GHB housing,” said a senior GHB official. In case of non-residential properties the penalty will also be according to the prevailing jantri rate of the area.

Sources in the GHB claim that a number of properties are stuck in legal issues which has stalled redevelopment projects. “A number of GHB societies had received offers for redevelopment. But owing to the illegal constructions residents could not apply for the same. This process will help accelerate the process,” said the GHB official.