GHMC likely to introduce single challan building permission

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) proposes single challan building permission system to encourage construction activity in the city. GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar said GHMC planning to introduce new system from January 15. Once the new system comes into force, it will be easy for builders and people in the construction industry for paying challans and one challan can be used to pay charges such as betterment charges, development charges and open space contribution. At a meeting with representatives of CREDAI members, GHMC Commissioner said official to study the possibilities of simplifying the building permission procedures and start the single challan building permission system from January 15. CREDAI members also sought restructuring the property tax system, scrap the parking fee on certain stretches of roads and allow them to pay GHMC Propery tax online by filing self assessment proposals