Govt notifies new building by-laws for fast approvals

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: Jun 07, 2016 11:02 IST

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Monday notified the new building by-laws, giving the final nod to simplify the process of obtaining building plan certificates.

With the new online application form, one will no longer have to run from one government agency to another to get approval. One needs to just fill a single online, integrated form.

The new by-laws will decrease the time taken by the authorities to sanction the building plans. Now, the time limit for sanctioning a building plan is 60 days. This will come down to 30 days with the new laws.

“The process is being simplified. An applicant will just have to fill one centralized online form. The application would automatically be forwarded to the agencies such as MCD, Delhi Jal Board, fire department, etc. The building certificate will be issued in 30 days,” said PWD minister Satyendar Jain.

Citizens can also make single online application to concerned urban local body instead of approaching multiple agencies thereby reducing human interface.

The by-laws will ensure that approvals by agencies such as the Airports Authority of India, ASI, National Monument Authority, Delhi Fire Services, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and Ministry of Environment are obtained by the local body rather than the applicant and that too within 15 days.

The building by-laws were revised by the Centre and launched in March earlier this year by urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

A government official said that three corporations have completed most of the integration with all other external agencies through a common application form and would be in a position to eliminate manual applications as soon as the Delhi government notifies the by-laws.

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