People residing in the added areas will not need to go to a BLRO (block land revenue officer) office to get mutation of their properties done. After much persuasion, Kolkata Municipal Corporation has finally managed to shift two BLRO offices from Behala and Kasba to the civic headquarters on SN Banerjee Road for a single-window clearance of mutation or building plans for residents of added areas.
Owners of lands in areas like Joka, Behala, Garia and those located off Eastern Metropolitan Bypass will benefit from the move. According to rules, residents of these areas needed to pay double taxation by paying fees to BLRO and KMC for doing mutation or getting a building sanction plan. Owners of three cottahs or less land will not need a BLRO certificate for mutation of their land or a building constructed there.
Those who own more than three cottahs and want to build a house, will no longer have to run from pillar to post to get their mutation done or seek a sanction for their building plans.
Mayor Firhad Hakim on Monday inaugurated offices for the BLROs who had been issuing certificates for residents of added areas from Behala and Kasba. Later, Hakim told mediapersons that the residents of added areas who need mutation certificates or building sanction plans will need to visit the KMC headquarters. “We have accommodated BLRO offices to provide relief to residents of added areas. Now they will get mutation certificates and building sanction plans without any harassment,” Hakim said.
Source: Times of India