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DDA relaxes policy for lifts in flats

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday announced to liberalise the lifts installation policy to make it more convenient and compatible with the ground realities. 

In the new policy, unauthorised constructions have been delinked while processing the case for NOC and the DDA has in principle granted the NOC in the policy itself to its flat owners in de-notified areas.
The DDA officials said that the policy has also been extended to CGHS flats. Therefore, the allottees of de-notified areas, whether of DDA flats or CGHS flats, need not approach the authority for NOC and the concerned local body shall grant permission/NOC from their end.

It has also been mentioned in the policy that the lift well shall be constructed abutting the blind wall so that natural light, ventilation and movement is not affected and will be an independent structure. The lift will be installed in a manner that the structural stability of the existing structure is not affected and no load is transferred onto the existing structure.

It may be mentioned that initially, the policy was announced in May 2011, but as it had many constraints by way of consent of RWAs and majority of flat owners including ground floor owners, it was not much successful. It was again modified in August 2012, wherein, it was decided that all allottees of flats will apply to DDA irrespective of a colony having been transferred to MCDs. But now as per the new policy, the permission for installation of lifts, wherein, the services have been transferred to the local bodies, shall automatically be granted and the allottees will have to approach the local body for getting the NOC.

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