In a move to grant building permission instantly, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday launched Mukhya Mantrir Sohoj Griha Nirman Achoni in Guwahati.

Under the scheme, which has been introduced by Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), residents of Guwahati Metropolitan area can avail instant construction permit for residential building up to the second floor and up to a plot area of two and a half Katha online.

In the same programme CM Sonowal also unveiled a portal for granting no objection certificate for selling a plot of land under GMDA jurisdiction.

He also handed over instant permission for constructing houses and on objection certificate for selling a plot of land under both the schemes to Gautam Barman and Atul Basumatary respectively.

“With the inauguration of the scheme, Guwahati has become the first city in the entire nation to have been in a position to fulfil the long-felt dream of the people of the city,” the CM said.

“Doing away with all the past complexities that the city dwellers have been facing, the new scheme envisaged allotting construction permission to anybody with land possession as minimal as even four lechas (576 sq ft.),” he added.

“The geographical position and natural beauty of Guwahati, our government has been taking steps to make Guwahati one of the most beautiful cities among the entire South-East Asian nations,” Sonowal added.

He further urged upon the citizens to come out and extend all cooperation to the government in this regard.

He also emphasised on segregating garbages at the source if Guwahati is to become a clean city and green city.

Considering the burgeoning population of Guwahati, the Assam government announced the State Capital Region to increase the boundary and parameters of Guwahati.

Sonowal also requested the real estate developers and architects to promote and popularise Mukhya Mantrir Sohoj Griha Nirman Achoni for the beneficiaries.

He also said that under ‘ease of doing business’ government would soon constitute a high-powered committee to implement the announcements made so far by the government.

It may be noted that the Mukhya Mantrir Sohoj Griha Nirman Achoni is an offshoot of a series of steps that the government has been taking under the leadership of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal including modification of Guwahati Building Construction (Regulation) Bylaws.

Under the scheme, an applicant can log on to and submit necessary details including drawing and fees to get instantaneous building permission. Similarly, one can get a no-objection certificate for selling of land.

In both the schemes the applicants will get the status of their claims through SMS and e-mail.

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