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Government Unveils new building bye laws in New Delhi

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The Union government has been constantly taking efforts in reducing the paperwork and it motivates the single window system that makes the obtaining of approvals easier and faster. One such effort is the unified building bye laws proposed by the central government in Delhi.

Flash points

  • The unified building laws combines the rules and regulations of various departments in obtaining permission for constructing a building
  • The bye laws have been amended after a gap of 33 years and it enables the single window approvalNew Building Bye Laws
  • The permissions to be obtained has been reduced to 14 from 40
  • The time limit has also come down from 60 to 30 days
  • The environmental ministry had given power to the urban local bodies to provide environmental clearances for buildings of area upto 1,50,000 sq m
  • The payments can also be made electronically to the single urban body
  • A special concession has been provided for residential buildings of 105 sq.m is that they need not obtain clearances and mere submission of relevant documents and fees payment is enough
  • For complexes, public access washrooms can be built in such a way that they can accessed anywhere from outside
  • The laws were proposed by Urban Minister, Venkaiah Naidu

Points to note

  • Delhi CM- Arvind Kejriwal
  • Lieutenant Governor–  Najeeb Jung