Much in tune with the new Masterplan 2021 guidelines, the DDA is planning to implement the revised policy for issuing no-objection certificates required for the installation of lifts in the national capital. The new lift policy though not made public yet is going to be finalized soon, and has been brought by the new vice-chairperson Balvinder Kumar.
DDA had started working on the new lift policy almost three years ago but it could not be revised due to several objections by residents. While the new lift policy has not been finalized, several thousand applications for installation of lifts has been kept in abeyance. Ramesh Menon, Director, Certes Realty Ltd welcomed the decision of DDA to expedite the policy, and decision making on lifts as it could accelerate the pace of construction, and completion in newly developed colonies, apartment complexes, and even houses which want to instal these systems. With new farmhouses in Delhi also being allowed increased height, Menon said it was important that such a policy be implemented at the earliest.
As per the revised policy, the consent of the ground floor residents would be required for setting up, and operating the lift, and consent of all occupants and owners is needed to be submitted. The applicants will also have to get recommendations from the lift manufacturers, civil and structural agencies, four sets of building plans, and NOCs from fire department, and GNTCD, lift inspector, and the DISCOM of the area. A NoC from the RWA of the colony is also required. If the area comes under any of the municipal bodies, than the owners will have to approach the municipal officials for NoCs.
21st March 2014