[ecis2016.org] An RTI query filed with the Thane Municipal Corporation, has revealed that a total of 1,36,770 buildings in Thane, accounting for 82% of the structures, are unauthorised
An alarming 82% of structures in Thane city are unauthorised, an RTI query has revealed.
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As per the reply furnished by the information officer of the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) on June 13, 2016, out of a total of 1,67,106 buildings in Thane city, only 18% of the structures (i.e., 30,336) are authorised, while a whopping 1,36,770 are unauthorised or illegal. These are figures as of March 31.
Thane-based NGO, Alert Citizen Forum, had filed an RTI query with the TMC on May 23, 2016, seeking the number of unauthorised buildings in the city.
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Area-wise break up of illegal buildings:
- Uthalsar – 8,822
- Naupada – 5,393
- Kopri – 7,780
- Kalwa – 11,221
- Mumbra – 9,022
- Railadevi – 19,733
- Vartak Nagar – 11,957
- Manpada – 9,875
The TMC in its reply, said that it collected property tax to the tune of Rs 345.94 crore in 2015-16. Of this, only Rs 62 crores was contributed by authorised buildings, while Rs 283.94 crore was contributed by unauthorised/illegal buildings.
The number of unauthorised buildings in Thane has been on the rise over the past few years. In 2011-12, it stood at 1,24,617. In 2012-13, it was 1,28,652 and in 2013-14, it was 1,31,935. The number rose to 1,34,328 in 2014-15, according to the data.
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