MVDA Public Notice against unauthorized construction

2023.05.22 (Vrindavan Today News): The Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority has recently issued a public notice, emphasizing the need for obtaining written permission before undertaking any construction or development work in the area. The notice highlights the rampant unauthorized activities and the deceptive practices prevalent in the region.

Under Section 14(1) of the Uttar Pradesh Town Planning and Development Act of 1973, it is mandatory for individuals and organizations to seek written permission from the authority before engaging in any development or construction work. Failure to comply with this requirement can lead to serious consequences as outlined in Section 27(1) and Section 28(k) of the law, including the demolition and sealing of unauthorized structures.

The Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority has streamlined the process by accepting online applications for construction and development work through the OBPAS Portal. Once the necessary approvals are obtained, the authorized construction can commence. However, the authority is currently grappling with a surge in illegal activities within its jurisdiction.

In recent years, the Mathura-Vrindavan area has become a hotspot for unauthorized land development and construction. Landowners and developers are illicitly dividing large plots of land into smaller parcels without obtaining prior approval from the authority. These plots are then sold at low prices, attracting unsuspecting buyers. To further deceive potential buyers, these unscrupulous individuals often conceal vital information regarding the master plan and resort to deceptive advertising.

The Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority has received numerous complaints, with particular focus on the Vrindavan area. Sunarakh Village, Nagla Ramtal Jaint Village, Tehra Village, and the Govardhan Bypass are reported to be hotspots for these unauthorized activities. Unfortunately, due to a lack of information, innocent buyers find themselves purchasing land parcels that are considered unauthorized. Consequently, the purchasers are denied the planned development and colony facilities promised to them, putting them at a significant disadvantage.

The public notice strongly cautions potential buyers against purchasing land parcels in unauthorized or illegal colonies. It urges individuals to inquire about the authorization for land development or construction from the Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority before making any transactions. This step is crucial to ensure that buyers are not deceived and that they have access to legitimate and planned development opportunities.

The Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority has taken steps to address this issue by initiating actions to curb unauthorized development activities and demolishing illegal constructions. The authority aims to restore order and maintain the planned development of the region. However, the onus is also on the general public to exercise caution and verify the legitimacy of any land parcels they intend to purchase within the authority’s jurisdiction.

For any further information or inquiries, individuals can contact the Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority at their office located at 32 Civil Lines, Mathura, during regular working hours.

The public notice serves as a stern reminder to the residents of Mathura-Vrindavan that unauthorized activities in land development and construction will not be tolerated. By being vigilant and seeking proper authorization, individuals can ensure a secure and legitimate investment in the region.

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