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Extra structures legal in Delhi colonies

However, MCD?s new scheme will not apply to DDA and group housing society flats, reports Vibha Sharma.

india Updated: Dec 27, 2006 02:53 IST

Nearly 80 per cent of all unauthorised constructions in residential colonies will soon be regularised. Encroachments on public land, however, won’t be.

A Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) statement on Tuesday said instructions, which come into effect immediately, had been issued to the concerned departments, both at headquarters and at the zonal levels, to regularise illegal extensions, on payment of regularisation charges.

The exact amount to be paid must be calculated by the property owners responsible, using the formula provided for self-assessment in the amended Delhi Master Plan of 2001. Such concession, however, is not being made for illegal constructions in Delhi Development Authority (DDA) built houses, or in Group Housing Society flats.

Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken said: "The maximum benefit will go to people owning small plots — they will be permitted to construct another one-and-a-half floors."

It is now legal for existing structures which stand on plots measuring 100 to 175 sq m to use the entire area to build upon, while maintaining a floor area ratio (FAR) of 350. For future constructions, the maximum ground coverage allowed is 90 per cent on plots measuring 50 to 100 sq m, and 75 per cent on plots measuring 100-250 sq m. Those who have built illegal extensions will have to submit two sets of revised building plans clearly indicating the portion of the building for which regularisation is sought.

E-mail Vibha Sharma: vibha@hindustantimes.com