Noida authority nod a must for buildings in urban villages

  • Vinod Rajput, Hindustan Times, Noida
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2016 01:04 IST
Currently, villagers need not obtain a building layout plan approval from the Noida authority. (Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

The Noida authority on Tuesday said it has readied new building bylaws to curtail mushrooming unauthorised construction in the urban villages of Noida.

Once these bylaws come into effect, villagers will not be able to construct houses without an approval for their building layout plan from the authority. Currently, villagers need not obtain a building layout plan approval from the Noida authority.

“The authority had drafted the bylaws in 2015 and sent them for approval to the UP government, which has given its green signal. Subsequently, we invited public objections. We have resolved all five objections that were raised against the bylaws,” said SC Gaur, chief architect and town planner of the Noida authority.

“The authority will again approve changes in its board meeting to be held on June 9 and get a final government approval before bringing the bylaws into force. The objective of these bylaws is to ensure planned development in rural area on a par with urban areas. It will enhance the beauty of Noida and also benefit villagers. With approved building plans, villagers will be able to build safe buildings,” Gaur said.

The authority has decided to relax setback norms and charge the villagers a nominal fee for approving a building plan. Villagers will be able to get home loans from banks if they build houses or shops after due approval, said Noida authority officials.

The authority has decided to take help from the 2010 survey (for master plan 2031) to identify unauthorised constructions in villages.

“The authority had conducted a survey in 2010 in Noida to make master plan-2031. The authority had identified all village residential (abadi) area in Master Plan-2031 with satellite mapping. New norms will be applicable to an area declared as village (residential) in Master Plan-2031. In the rest of the village area, not identified as residential in 2031 master plan, structures built there will be called unauthorised,” said another Noida authority official.

The authority had for the first time decided to make bylaws for urban villages in October 2014. In 2015, the authority approved the draft and got a sanction from the UP government recently.

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