To construct any building, one has to submit a building plan and get it sanctioned. In Kolkata, the sanction is given by Kolkata Municipal Corporation. In New Town, sanction is given by NKDA (New Town Kolkata Development Authority) in accordance with the provisions of the NKDA Act. However, areas just outside New Town is rapidly urbanising too. Although these are Panchayat Areas, big developers often approach Gram Panchayats for sanction of big buildings.
The Panchayat & Rural Development Department has recently acknowledged that there is a need for ensuring that big buildings surrounding New Town may also conform to the same scrutiny and rules as those in New Town. In its order no. 5747/PN/O/I/IA-7/01 dated 8.11.2012, it has laid down that for buildings beyond a height of 15 metres, all plans in the neighbourhood of New Town must be referred by Zilla Parishads to NKDA for scrutiny and No Objection before sanction is accorded.
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Here is a clipping from today's Times of India on the polyclinic plot sale: