Given that Mysore has been in the spotlight in Indian real estate market space for quite some time now, investors across the nation and some NRIs have expressed their intent on investing in sites and plots in Mysore. In addition to that, since Mysore is only 150 kilometres away from Bangalore, it is more convenient for people to choose this city over the more saturated metropolitan – capital of Karnataka. If you are a potential real estate investor or just looking forward to buying a site to build a home and settle down in Mysore, you need to know the classification of residential sites which are mentioned below –
- Residential sites within the city limits that is allotted and governed by MUDA (Mysore Urban Development Authority).
- Sites developed under private developers in specific areas apart from residential areas, but in accord with MUDA rules and regulations.
- Plots and sites developed outside the city limits or MUDA jurisdiction, which fall under the jurisdiction of DTCP and require its approval.
With that being clearly stated, you might have heard people talk about DTCP approved sites in Mysore. DTCP Mysore has a much wider and larger jurisdiction than MUDA in Mysore. If you are interested in buying sites or plots outside the city limits, those properties need to have an approval for development from the DTCP organisation. So, what exactly is DTCP? Take a look.
What is DTCP and what are its functions?
Directorate of Town & Country Planning or DTCP is a government body in Mysore that plans and provides technical support for other government bodies in the development of cities, towns and villages. The functions of DTCP are –
- Conducting surveys, both physical and socio-economical, preparing master plans for the development of cities, towns and villages and obtaining approval from the state government for the same.
- Preparation of socio and civic schemes such as town extension, development and improvement, rehabilitation, ashraya schemes etc.
- Offering technical assistance to Karnataka State Town and Country Planning Board and Urban Development Authorities in plan preparation, implementation and enforcement under KTCP act of 1961.
- Assisting other government bodies like Housing Board, Industrial Areas Development Board and Slum Clearance Board among others.
- Approving design of layout plans for private organisations, individuals and government bodies.
- Providing an opinion on the conversion of agricultural land to non-agricultural land for other purposes to the Revenue Department.
- Devising safe traffic management systems, systematically and efficiently.
- Preparing guidelines for the conservation of heritage precincts and formation of heritage regulations.
Why buy DTCP approved plots in Mysore?
Ever since the real estate boom began, real estate prices in Mysore have skyrocketed on an unimaginable level, and the returns have been exceedingly good for the investors. The demand for MUDA sites has escalated unimaginably, as a result of which, the affordability has crossed beyond boundaries for a novice real estate investor. This has led people with shallow pockets to look for modest and more budget-friendly options in DTCP approved plots or sites on the outskirts of the city (properties that are beyond MUDA’s jurisdiction). This cost-effective investment option might seem lucrative for the uninitiated, but there are vicious people in the real estate sector who tend to take advantage of this scenario and try to sell off properties that are not approved by DTCP. When a property lacks DTCP approval, it has no right to be legally claimed by any individual and the buyer might end up facing legal prosecution under various circumstances. On the other hand, DTCP approved plots in Mysore are a safe investment, which comes with proper paperwork and the necessary documentation that proves its legality. A notable thing that needs a special mention here is that DTCP issues a specific number for each real estate project they approve, so people can approach the office and verify the approval of the project, which acts as a verification measure to avoid fraudulent construction of any property. Any investor or buyer should be aware of this before trying his/her luck at real estate.
Conclusion: If you have a tight budget and wish to purchase or invest in a property on the outskirts of the city, always ensure that you buy DTCP approved sites in Mysore. For best buying options in and around the city, contact GSS Project Consultants.