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Easier norms for sanction of building plans

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Getting building plans sanctioned in East Delhi will get easier soon, with the local civic body on Monday accepting the recommendations of a sub-committee set up in June to simplify the process.

The easier norms are likely to be passed in the next meeting of the House, when the Commissioner’s report on the feasibility of the recommendations is also expected.

Brahmapuri councillor Mahak Singh, who was a part of the three-member sub-committee, said: “About 20 lakh people living in East Delhi will benefit from these new norms and it will help us increase our revenue by about Rs.25 lakh annually.”

Among the suggestions is reducing the minimum road width requirement for clearing building plans in villages.

At present there has to be a 5m-wide road in front of the building for it to be sanctioned. But the recommendation is to reduce it to 3m, as most villages have developed in unplanned and haphazard ways.

To have a sanction plan passed for rural areas, an affidavit is required from the area Sub-Divisional Magistrate that the village land belongs to the applicant. But, with urbanised villages that have become developed over the years, the SDMs wouldn’t issue affidavits.

The EDMC has proposed to simplify the process for urbanised villages, with only an affidavit from the owner and an architect saying that the plot is part of a lal dora area.

Building plans for construction in approved colonies are usually done in seven days, as only 20 per cent of all applications are thoroughly checked. To make the waiting time for applicants in unauthorised regularised colonies and villages less, the EDMC will be checking 20 per cent of the plans as opposed to 100 per cent currently.

To have the plan passed, the applicant has to show the chain of ownership of the property from 1977 till 2007.

In unauthorised regularised colonies and villages, the proof of ownership at the beginning and the end of the chain will be enough, if the EDMC adopts the recommendations.

In cases of a larger plot being divided, earlier all the owners of the small plots had to show separate sale deeds or proof that it had been inherited.

Now, if all owners give an NOC the building plans will be passed – even if it is a case of inheritance where there is no will.





Brahmapuri councillor Mahak Singh said about 20 lakh people in East Delhi will benefit from these new norms, which will help increase revenue by

about Rs.25 lakh annually



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