In relief to those living near buildings which are likely to be converted into four-storey builder floors, the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) has come out with stringent rules.
Now, an owner or occupant of residential plots wanting to raise four-storey structures will have to ensure that construction does not pose any kind of threat or damage to buildings, especially those sharing common walls.
The HSVP formally released the policy related to four story builder floors on Thursday. According to the notification, in case of any complaint, the case will be referred to a three-member committee comprising subject expert, estate officer and structural engineer for final decision.
While it has been made mandatory that in case of complaint, which if justified by the committee, the owner will not be allowed to build till he or she undertakes the corrective measures to the satisfaction of the complainant.
The HSVP move is consequent to a number of complaints reaching the chief minister’s office as CM Manohar Lal Khattar is also the chairman of HSVP. .
For the past 10 years, multi storey apartments have come up in Haryana, especially in NCR districts and Panchkula. Maximum complaints have come from Gurgaon, followed by Faridabad, Panchkula, Sonipat, Bahadurgarh, Karnal and Panipat estates of HSVP.
While increasing the FAR area, HSVP had allowed the construction of floors on plots of the size of 250 square yards and above. As a result, though builders started the construction, the security of the structures, especially those sharing a common wall, was compromised.
Jyoti Chaufla, a senior architect and decorator, was the first to raise a voice against this in 2017. “The entire burden was put on common walls.,’’ she said.