DDA notifies unified building bye-laws

The Leader of the House in the South Corporation, Subhash Arya, on Friday said that the new unified building bye-laws 2016 approved by the Government has been notified by the DDA vide a Gazette notification received Thursday. It offers a slew of benefits to the plot holders in respect of constructions and additions/alterations.

According to him, the new bye laws have in fact provided a number of reliefs to the plot holders apart from permission to extend covered area in the form of balcony etc.Arya elaborated in the public interest certain provisions of the new bye-laws.

He stated that there will be no need of seeking any permission for installation of lifts in the existing buildings. Further lift area will not be included in the FAR. In the below 500 sq.mtr. plots, the door of the lift is allowed to be in front of the stairs.

The size of balcony has been allowed to be increased from 3 feet to 5 feet. In case of construction of basement, maximum level of ground floor above basement shall be 5 feet instead of the earlier 3 feet. One toilet in stilt parking and another on the roof will be allowed in the residential plots. DG room, CCTV room and AC room have been allowed to be constructed in the set back and open area in the residential plots above 105 sq.mtrs;these constructions will not be taken into account of FAR.

The compounding fee on extra coverage of 13.50 mtr. has been substantially decreased. “Earlier it used to be in lakhs of rupees. It will be only in thousands,in certain cases such extra coverage will be exempted. Architectural elements such as loovers, and wall projected up to 900 mm paragolas, toerh, sunshade elements should be free from FAR and ground coverage. It will be allowed to install 6 ft.high screen in the outer side of the water tank.

The staircase in all buildings other than the residential plot will not be included in the FAR,” said Arya. Saral scheme for residential plots up to 105 sq.mtrs (125 sq. yards) will have to provide information and deposition of applicable charges with the application and not required any formal permission for construction from the department.

Source: The Statesman
Dated: 29th June 2016

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