With the Lok Sabha deciding to protect the city from demolition and sealing till December 2014, the works committee of the MCD has urged the union urban development ministry to extend its helping hand towards DDA and society flats so that the extensions carried out by the owners are regularised.
At present, the building bylaws do not uniformly benefit the owners owning different floors.
The allottee at first floor cannot make any construction above the courtyard built by ground floor allottee. Similarly, the top-floor allottee, who has the right over the roof, cannot cover it.
Jagdish Mamgain, chairman, works committee, said that by making relaxation in building bylaws for DDA flats and societies, owners will be able to make alterations according to changing requirements.
Mamgain emphasised that the flats in the categories are built within the sanctioned site plan. “However, with the growing need for alterations, building bylaws were amended for additional coverage permitted with prior permission in houses constructed by DDA. But the bylaws are not uniform and beneficial to the owners of all floors,” he said.