Delhi

Permission not needed for petty building repairs: Mayor

Warning “unscrupulous persons” from filing complaints and court cases over petty repair of buildings “in the name of RTI activists”, north Delhi Mayor, Avtar Singh on Wednesday said that such repairs do not require permission from municipal authorities.

As per provisions of the Delhi Master Plan 2021 and building byelaws for Delhi, petty repairs do not require prior approval, he said. These include various alterations which do not “violate any provisions regarding general building requirements, structural stability and fire safety requirements,” Mr. Singh added.

The repairs include plastering and patch work; reroofing; reflooring; replacing fallen bricks, stones, pillars and beams; reconstruction of sun-shade within one’s own land and not overhanging over a public street; reconstruction of parapet; reconstruction of portions of buildings damaged by natural calamity as prior to damage; white-washing; erection of false ceiling and erection of internal partitions, all under the provisions of existing rules.

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