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Building by-laws simplified in Delhi, clearance in 30 days

“The unified building by-laws for Delhi, which has been revised after 33 years, is aimed at providing big relief to property owners in the National Capital, who have to run from pillar to post to get approvals for construction from different urban local bodies,” Naidu said, adding that with new by-laws in place, applicants can now make one single online application to the concerned urban local body instead of approaching various agencies thereby reducing human interface and enabling approvals in just 30 days.

Stressing on single window clearances, Naidu said that applicants would get their approvals for building plans in 30 days and no sanctions would be needed for plots upto 105 sq mt.

The minister further said that a single window mechanism comes into effect to improve the ease of doing construction business in the national Capital as desired by the Prime Minister’s Office besides promoting investments.

“Delhi’s building by-laws were last revised in 1983 and several amendments were made over the last three decades resulting in complexity and even confusion in understanding various changes and filing applications accordingly.

To do away with this problem, the by-laws have been unified for easy reference besides simplification of processes,” said Naidu.

Explaining about the revised by-laws, the minister said, “One common single application form has been devised for online submission by the building proponents (applicants) to the concerned urban local body instead of applying to various agencies like Airports Authority of India, National Monuments Authority, Delhi Fire Services, Delhi Jal Board, Delhi Urban Arts Commission, Delhi Metro, Power Distribution Companies, concerned central ministries like Forests, Railways, Defence etc.”

“Applicants will not be required to make required payments to various agencies separately and instead can make single payment to the concerned urban local body electronically,” he said.
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