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Noida seeks objections to changes in building bylaws

The changes are meant to simplify the process of granting approval for building layout maps of industrial plots by the Noida authority

noida Updated: Jun 26, 2017 23:33 IST
Vinod Rajput
Vinod Rajput
Hindustan Times
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The Noida authority wants to provide instant approvals to building layout maps of industrial plots up to 2,500 square metres.(Sunil Ghosh/HT File Photo)

The Noida authority has sought public objections and suggestions to a proposal that aims to simplify the approval process for building layout maps of industrial plots. The objections and suggestions are to be submitted to the Noida authority by July 5.

The authority wants to simplify the map approval process for industrial plots under ‘ease of doing business’ in which the aim is to create a conducive environment in which entrepreneurs and industrialists do not face problems in setting up a business in Noida.

In its board meeting held on June 2, the authority had approved a proposal regarding changes in the approval process for layout maps. To implement the change, the authority will have to make amendments in its building bylaws of 2010.

“To make the changes in the building bylaws, we have to follow a process. Inviting public objections is a part of this process. People can submit their objections to the office of the Noida authority chief engineer in Sector 6 till July 5 between 9:30am and 6pm. After addressing the objections, the authority will start approving building maps for industrial plots as per new rules,” said a Noida authority official.

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Under the earlier building bylaws, the authority provided instant approval to layout maps of industrial plots measuring up to 1,000 square metres (sqm). This means an applicant was allowed to begin construction straight away after submitting the required documents along with a layout map prepared by a certified private architect.

“Now, the authority will provide instant approvals for building layout maps of industrial plots up to 2,500 sqm. It will give deemed approval for building maps of industrial plots ranging from 2,500 sqm to 40,000 sqm in 15 days,” said Alok Sinha, chairman, Noida authority.

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

“If the industrial plot is above 40,000 sqm, the authority will take 30 days to either approve or reject it. The idea is that industrialists are not harassed by a lengthy process of approvals. Apart from this, industrialists who can make their industrial units operational within two years will get a 2% waiver on interest. All this is being done following instructions from the chief minister to encourage industrialisation to create jobs and economic growth,” said Sinha.

First Published: Jun 26, 2017 23:30 IST