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The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority planned to draft stringent laws to get layout approved as it will bring pause to the use of plastic in the layouts, provide underground stormwater drainage system and underground ducting of all utilities and services prior to receiving layout permissions.

Recently, Arvind Kumar, Metropolitan Commissioner issued a circular (No 1/plg/HMDA/2019) and said that other than layout rules, 14 other laws and conditions are required to be work on with the layout developers prior.

The development body decided to form stringent laws as multiple layouts are being developed in the city without the provision of proper infrastructure amenities like drainage, electricity and drinking water facilities.

But, the circular issued by the Metropolitan Commissioner didn’t mention the date from which the new rules will become effective.

As per the circular, the developers now have to construct arrangements for water pipelines to the main trunk connecting pipelines under Mission Bhagiratha and Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board that are HMWS and SB.

The circular also notified that the layouts covering area of more than 10 acres should make provision for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) earmarking separate areas for disposal of waste. Similarly the layouts with less than 10 acres shall make while seepage treatment.

The new layouts also provide footpaths with tiles, cycling tracks and avenue plantation with the median on the roads with 60 ft. and more as the State Government also offer these amenities to the pedestrians in the city.

The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority has made it compulsory for the developers to create dedicated space for the disposal and dumping of solid waste as the capital city of Telangana is also facing the issue of solid waste disposal.

Arvind Kumar also said that other than having mandatory open space the developers must also have a bio-compost unit in accordance with the Telangana Solid Waste Management rules. A procedure to segregate garbage shall also be introduced.