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Jaipur urban & housing dept amends building laws

Jaipur urban development and housing (UDH) department amended the integrated building bylaws after issuing a notification.

The move aims to provide approval of layout plan with three days that would encourage the developers and revive the real estate market.

Online approval of building layout plans was initiated in many urban local bodies and development authorities from May 1 this year. As per the existing system, it is mandatory for all the civic bodies to approve the layout plans within a month. However, it is alleged that the officials do not clear the maps.

After amendments, the developer will now receive the approval for building plans within three days. Under the fast-track system, the applicant will have to upload all the required documents including those stating clear title of the land, no dues etc.

In case the building’s height is more than 15 metre, developers will have to submit mandatory permissions such as no objection certificate ‘NoC’ from fire department and Airports Authority of India (AAI).

“Once the process is completed, the local body will issue a demand note mentioning the amount that a developer has to deposit. The approval will be given within three days after depositing the money,” said an official.

The fast track approval system will be optional and developer and investors will have a choice to opt for offline process.

Explaining the category of investors who can apply for fast-track system, an official added, “The investors who have purchased a plot of 2,000 square metre in an auction by any urban body can apply for fast track approval. Similarly, a developer who converted a group housing scheme (10,000 sq mt) from agriculture to residential can opt for approval. All the hotel, motel and resort owners can also take advantage of this system.

To ensure that developers are adhering to the approved layout plan, the UDH has also made a provision. “After the construction of a building reaches plinth level, the developers have to apply for certification from the department officials. The report of the construction will also be uploaded online,” said an official.

The UDH department has decided to provide houses to destitute and landless single women in every scheme. The department will reserve 10% houses in schemes under this category. Also, following the centre, the state housing department also raised the annual income bar for EWS, LIG, MIG and HIG categories.

Source- et realty


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