Ghaziabad to soon have online system to speed up building map approval
Normally, a residential map approval requires an average of 30 days, including time spent on formalities such as submission of drawing, NOCs from different departments, etcnoida Updated: May 30, 2017 21:56 IST
Focussing on digitisation, the state government officials have directed the development authorities to implement the online map approval systems in their respective areas.
The officials of Ghaziabad development authority said they will soon float a tender and invite private agencies to develop a software for the purpose.
The officials said the online system approving maps of residential, group housing and other commercial properties will soon be put in place to make clearances faster.
“Normally, a residential map approval requires an average of 30 days, including time spent on formalities such as submission of drawing, NOCs from different departments, etc. The approval for group housing and commercial properties takes nearly 90 days. This manual system is cumbersome for applicants as they have to time and again visit the authority office to clear their doubts and objections raised during the course of the approval,” said Ishtiyak Ahmad, chief architect & town planner, GDA.
“Once the online system is in place, applicants can submit the requirements online and can also put up revised documents as sought by the authority. This will save time and also prove to be less cumbersome. The idea behind the online system is to go paperless and reduce hassles to applicants,” he said.
This is the third instance of the authority getting a software developed for online map clearances. The previous two times, the project did not materialise.
In 2015, the authority dropped the plans of getting the online system after private developers were asked to fund the project but they backed off.
Last year, a meeting was held at Lucknow in which officials from Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Kanpur and Meerut took part and the state officials agreed that the government will roll out tenders and an agency will be selected for the software. However, this process too was not taken forward.