The minimum plot size has been reduced to 500 sq yards from the 1,000 sq yards for setting up any guesthouses in the residential areas by the department of town and country planning (DTCP). It has also removed the cap on the number of guesthouses allowed in a residential sector. Earlier, only two guesthouses were allowed in a sector.
The number of guesthouses is to increase now with this move. The new policy clearly states that a provision has been included that says that permission for guesthouses will be given by the concerned agencies, be it DTCP, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) or Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), under which the site falls.
According to the officials, the new policy will allow ownership even to the plots which are combined to form 500 sq yards. Guesthouses will be allowed on a residential plot of 500 sq yards, or 420 sq metres, or 1 Kanal comprising a single unit. As per the policy, the guesthouse plot needs to be situated on a sector road with a service lane. The sector must have internal and external services. There will be no maximum permissible area limit for the guesthouses in a sector.
For the buildings constructed at a site, permission will be given for setting it up as a guest house or boarding house. ”. As far as non-built, non-developed or non-constructed allotted plots in HUDA or that of a builder area are concerned, permission will be granted once the owners produce allotment letter and/or conveyance deed.
The owner of such a facility will be liable to pay 50% commercial conversion charges prescribed for “up to 150% FAR”, mentions the policy.