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Illegal constructions proliferates in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Jubilee Hills is a neighbourhood in Hyderabad known for its posh residential locations. Jubilee Hills is currently the most expensive residential area in entire Hyderabad. This suburb is located between Banjara Hills and HITEC City. Since the natural terrain is mostly rocky, residential apartments are relatively new, comparedIllegal constructions proliferates in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad to other neighbourhoods. However, some of the best flats in Hyderabad are coming up in Jubilee Hills. Initially a hilly terrain that resembled a jungle was planned and gradually developed into a locality.
People started building houses and slowly by 1980, 350 houses had come up in Jubilee Hills. Jubilee Hills is home to the Telugu Film Industry as well as political hub of the city. The locality headquarters the Telugu Desham Party. Films stars, business tycoons all reside in this locality. Some of the best commercial real estate properties are found in Jubilee Hills.

The locality is also of some recreational importance because of the existence of the KBR National Park and DurgamCheruvu (a lake) hidden among the locality. For many owning a residential complex in Jubilee Hills is a dream come true. However, recently people are become cautious about the illegal buildings that have started mushrooming within this locality. An area that has been earmarked only for private residential houses, this kind of developments is very unconventional. Several unscrupulous builders have teamed up with a few unprincipled town planning department officials and bypassed the rule book to make such incidents happen. Spread over an area of 1300 acres, the Jubilee Hills Cooperative Housing Society had once banned the construction of multi-storied buildings to check the construction of illegal buildings.

The laws set by the housing society, clearly states that no real estate projects may be constructed; neither can house plots be bought without the permission of the Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad. However, it was discovered by the vigilance and enforcement wing, that several owners simply flouted the norms set up by the housing society. According to sources, the modus operandi adopted by the builders is a slimy one. They approach the municipality to seek permission for the construction of residential complexes. Once the permission is given, they go ahead construct multi-storied buildings; though on paper the information shows a single dwelling unit.

Several units are built which are then sold to gullible customers. Recently, it was reported that that two real estate projects were being built on Road No. 31 and 33 of this posh locality without obtaining clearance from the municipality. When probed into the matter, the enforcement wing recommended action against the planner of Jubilee Hills. As the illegal construction of buildings started increasing, the municipality was forced to take action against the same and launched a week-long demolition drive. 11 such structures were identified and notice was served to the respective owners whereas 2 buildings were demolished whose owners refuse to abide by the laws.It is advisable that buyers planning to invest in real estate projects in this Hyderabad locality indulge in some serious research work before taking any step.

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