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Sanction for industrial building layout maps in Noida simplified

The move is meant to encourage industrial growth and provide ease of doing business

noida Updated: Jun 03, 2017 00:58 IST
Vinod Rajput
Until now, the authority took three to six months to approve layout maps of industrial buildings over 1,000 sqm.
Until now, the authority took three to six months to approve layout maps of industrial buildings over 1,000 sqm.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

The Noida authority on Friday simplified building map approval process for industrial buildings in order to encourage industrial growth, end corruption and provide ease of doing business in the area.

“In this board meeting, we have taken many steps to create an environment conducive to industrial development. Now, an industrialist who can make his industrial unit operational within two years will get a 2% waiver on interest,” said Alok Sinha, chairman of the Noida authority.

“It has been done to end the practice of industrial plots lying vacant for years together,” he added.

The authority will also accept allotment applications online for plots up to five acres in area. For plots larger than that, the authority’s allotment committee will take a decision on the application within 15 days in an open-ended scheme.

“The authority will give instant approval to building layout plans for plots up to 2,500 square metres (sqm). For plots between 2,500sqm and 40,000sqm, the authority will have to give approval to building layout maps within 15 days, otherwise they will be deemed approved,” said Sinha.

However, the authority will also strictly regulate construction in an industrial building after approvals.

“Our teams will monitor the construction and if the approved architect’s plan is violated, we will act on it,” said a Noida authority official.

Until now, the authority took three to six months to approve layout maps of industrial buildings over 1,000 sqm.

According to officials, the authority used to give instant approvals for layout maps on industrial plots smaller than 1,000 sqm. Private architects had to submit the maps to the authority’s planning department, which would subsequently approve the layout.

However, it was observed that the authority did not monitor construction of these buildings, due to which many unauthorised structures not indicated in the maps have come up, according to sources.

In 2006, the authority had started the policy of deemed approval, under which a private architect was authorised to submit a map for an industrial plot smaller than 1,000sqm or for residences on earmarked land.

“Now we will receive the layout map and allow construction at the site instantly if the plot is upto 2,500 sqm,” an official said.

“However, we have been asked to carefully monitor and scrutinise the construction regularly to ensure that building by-laws and other norms are not flouted,” the official added.