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Relaxed norms: Delhi, NCR to have tallest buildings in north India

As the height restriction on construction of high-rise buildings gets regulated in Delhi and NCR towns, including Gurgaon, a number of developers as well as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have planned 150-200-metre-high skyscrapers.

india Updated: Nov 11, 2011 00:12 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

As the height restriction on construction of high-rise buildings gets regulated in Delhi and NCR towns, including Gurgaon, a number of developers as well as the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have planned 150-200-metre-high skyscrapers.

Latest in the line is Raheja’s Revanta, a 195-metre high, 56-storeyed residential tower. Other developers like M3M and Ireo too have announced 180-metre high residential projects.

Interestingly, Raheja has inked an agreement to construct its tallest tower Revanta with Dubai-based Arabtec construction. This was the company that built the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Okhta tower in Russia and the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Currently, the tallest residential high-rise building is about 90 metres and has 25 floors in DLF City Phase 4. Developers claim that the proposed high-rise towers will be the tallest in north India.

Other developers who are to announce projects include MGF, DLF and Raheja Group. Raheja Group claims to have received permission to construct a 170-m tall, 50-floor high residential- cum-commercial tower in central Delhi from agencies like Airport Authority of India.

HUDA also has plans to construct its own iconic office building — HUDA City Centre in Sector 29 — proposed to be 150 metre high.

If Haryana has lifted the height restriction for residential and commercial buildings to be planned in new sectors earmarked in the Gurgaon Master Plan 2021 in August 2008, Delhi is a step ahead. Before August 2008, the maximum permissible height limit in Gurgaon was 90 metres only.

As per rules, in case of buildings with a height of 30 meters and above, clearance from the National Airports Authority of India would be required.

For buildings above 60 metres, regarding structural stability, clearance from recognised institutions like IITs, Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Regional Engineering College and National Institute of Technology is required. Fire safety clearance is required from the Institute of Fire Engineers, Nagpur.