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DDA notifies additional FAR charges to regularise illegal constructions

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Friday issued a notification pertaining to fixation of rates to be applied to regularise unauthorised constructions in the Capital.

As an incentive, the urban body has notified that stakeholders who pay the additional charges within six months will have to pay a lower charge under certain categories.

‘To avoid confusion’

“There were multiple categories earlier. To avoid confusion and for ease of doing business, we have made an average of the amount to be paid. It is a one-time payment and those who pay within six months will have to pay less. Once the period of six months of the notification is over, the rates applicable will increase,” explained a senior DDA official.

The rates, said an official, vary depending on areas which have been grouped as per the Delhi government’s categorisation for the purpose of levying stamp duty.

“For regularisation of unauthorised construction that are within permissible additional Floor Area Ratio [FAR] in A and B colonies, which include affluent areas like Vasant Vihar and Gulmohar Park, one will have to pay ₹4,200 per square metre built up area if availed within six months,” said the official.

The notification added that once the six-month period lapses, the payment will increase to ₹9,080 per square metre for the same colonies.

Meanwhile, the notification said the additional FAR charges for local shopping centre and shop-cum-residence complexes in the A and B colonies will be ₹18,160 per square metre, while that for C and D colonies it will be ₹7,264 per square metre.

Charges for this category will, however, remain the same even after the lapse of the six-month window.

The notification added that additional FAR charges for community centres and district centres for A and B colonies will be ₹36,320 per square metre, while those for those in E, F, G and H colonies will be ₹7,264 per square metre.

The urban body said the charges that become applicable after the lapse of six months will “remain in force” till further modification with the Central government’s approval.


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