Bengaluru Introduces Nambike Nakshe for Hassle Free Building Plan Approvals

Bengaluru Introduces ‘Nambike Nakshe’ for Hassle-Free Building Plan Approvals

In a significant move aimed at streamlining the residential construction process in Bengaluru, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar has revealed a pioneering initiative called ‘Nambike Nakshe.’ 

This decentralized automated online approval system for building plans promises to alleviate the longstanding resentments of citizens and promote trust between authorities and residents.

Under this groundbreaking scheme, residential constructions comprising up to four units on plots measuring up to 50 x 80 feet can now conveniently secure their building plan approvals online. 

Architects or engineers authorized by the Bengaluru Bruhat Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) can facilitate this process, limiting citizens to the arduous task of navigating bureaucratic hurdles.

Deputy CM Shivakumar emphasized that ‘Nambike Nakshe’ operates on a trust-based model, empowering architects and engineers to self-declare plans online and obtain sanction plans by paying the prescribed fees.

By harnessing technology, the submitted building plans undergo efficient evaluation, while fees can be conveniently paid through online channels. This not only saves valuable time for the public but also serves as a potent deterrent against corruption.

To ensure accountability and professionalism, architects and engineers participating in the scheme must be registered with the BBMP. 

The initiative, conceptualized under the ‘Brand Bengaluru’ campaign, reflects the government’s commitment to incorporating citizen feedback and promoting a collaborative approach to urban development.

Initially piloted in wards falling under Rajarajeshwarinagar and Dasarahalli zones, ‘Nambike Nakshe’ is suspended for gradual expansion across Bengaluru, promising widespread accessibility and convenience for residents embarking on construction projects.

In addition to revolutionizing the building plan approval process, Deputy CM Shivakumar also announced a revamped property tax system to streamline tax assessments and enhance compliance. 

Under the new system, the city is classified into six zones based on asset classes, offering clarity and transparency in tax calculations.

Acknowledging the challenges faced by property owners, the government has taken steps to mitigate concerns raised following previous amendments to the property tax format. 

Notably, interest and penalties for property taxes have been waived, underscoring the administration’s commitment to addressing public grievances and promoting equitable taxation.

Moreover, in a bid to expand the tax base and ensure fairness, the government aims to bring approximately 18 lakh property owners into the tax net. 

Through a simplified process, property owners can now declare their properties, obtain a property tax number, and secure the necessary documentation from the BBMP.

In conclusion, the introduction of ‘Nambike Nakshe’ marks a key moment in Bengaluru’s urban governance, heralding a new era of efficiency, transparency, and citizen-centric governance.

As the city embraces innovative solutions and embraces citizen participation, it paves the way for a more inclusive and vibrant metropolis.

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